Grants available to help firms cut energy bills

Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland.

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North Ayrshire businesses could receive up to £20,000 to introduce energy-saving measures.

Zero Waste Scotland’s energy efficiency business support service offers free and
impartial advice to small and medium-sized organisations (SMEs) to help them cut
their energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions.

The service also provides access to the Scottish government’s SME loan scheme,
which is now available interest-free with up to 75 per cent cashback thanks to an
injection of £4m. The loan is administered by the Energy Saving Trust.


Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland, said: ‘It is vital, particularly at
the present time, for businesses to make the most of every penny they spend. Cutting down on energy use could make a positive difference to many organisations’ bottom line and it will also help in reducing their carbon footprint.

‘The amount of funding is limited, so I would urge eligible businesses to get in touch
and see what we could do for them.’

Businesses should contact the energy efficiency business support service for a free
energy assessment and advice about applying for a loan.

Visit www.energy.zerowastescotland.org.uk. Alternatively, contact their advisors by
calling 0808 808 2268 or emailing EnergyEfficiency@zerowastescotland.org.uk