Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Resource efficiency: sources of funding

Reducing your environmental impacts

Customers, whether businesses or the public, are increasingly environmentally conscious. They demand that they do business, or interact, with others who use natural resources sustainably.

Demonstrating your organisation’s commitment to efficiency can help you attract and retain customers and employees. You can also create interest from funding bodies, stakeholders and the media by showing that your organisation’s environmental performance is well managed.


NetRegs: Manage and improve your environmental performance


Sources of funding and support for resource efficiency measures. 

Support for resource efficiency in businesses and charities is available from the following sources. Interest free loans are available for qualifying organisations. There is guidance and support for measures to reduce energy use, water use and to minimise waste.

Northern Ireland:

Invest NI: Manage business energy and waste

NI Small Business Loan Fund

Carbon Trust Energy efficiency loans


Resource Efficient Scotland – Free resource efficiency review

Resource Efficient Scotland – Funding

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