Energy Funding

If you are looking to help reduce your environmental impact, become more energy efficient and save money, then these funds may be able to help you do so.

Zero Waste Scotland

The Schemes – Circular Economy Investment grants via £18m fund to enable SMEs to explore markets, innovation and product development.

Amount – Two strands of funding are available – one for applications of £50,000 to £99,999; and another for higher value applications from £100,000 to £1million.

There is also Unsecured, interest-free Scottish Government loans (5% on renewable technologies) available to make your business more energy efficient. You can borrow as much, or as little as you need up to £100,000.

Deadline – All eligible expenditure must be made by 31 December 2018

Local Energy Scotland

The Scheme – Local Energy Scotland can assist with funding for businesses and communities, whether more efficient heating systems or even a wind turbine for a community.

Amount – not specified

Contact – James Buchan by email or on 07807 167065

Energy Saving Trust – Low Carbon Transport Loan

The Scheme – Various loans are available to Scottish businesses


  • If you’re an SME looking to reduce your carbon emissions, save money and increase your competitiveness, fixed rate loans of £1000 to £100,000 are available
  • Looking to make your district heating project more affordable? Find out more about a low interest loan of up to £400,000.
  • Want to reduce the carbon impact and fuel costs of your organisation’s transport arrangements? Interest free loans of up to £100,000 are available to help