The Carbon Trust has launched a new energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Scotland and Wales. Support is provided through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to 30% capital contribution, to a maximum of £10,000, towards the purchase of energy saving equipment. A series of workshops are planned to help small businesses work out how best to identify the energy saving opportunities available to them. To qualify, SMEs are defined as such if they meet two of the three following criteria:
- No more than 250 employees
- Annual turnover not more than £25.9m
- Or annual balance sheet not more than £12.9m.
Applications are accepted and assessed on a rolling basis.