New ‘cashback’ scheme to help SMEs improve energy efficiency announced by Scottish Government
Small business in Scotland who are keen on saving energy but can’t afford putting in energy saving measures will be able to apply for funding to do so, as the Scottish government has partnered with Zero Waste Scotland to launch a ‘cashback’ scheme for funding SMEs.
The scheme enables small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to apply for an unsecured, interest-free loan of up to £100,000 in order to install energy-saving technology. Businesses which are successful in applying for one of the loans will also receive 15% cashback on the value, further incentivising them to implement measures to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions.
The incentive is open to companies from across all sectors.
Scotland’s minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse added that the launch of the scheme aligns with the commitments outlined in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government and Energy Strategy, which notably includes a pledge to funnel an extra £1.5bn funding per year into renewable energy projects.
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