Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Organisations that support businesses through advice, training, networking events, online resources and support in the form of loans and grants.
Zero Waste Scotland exists to create society where resources are valued and nothing is wasted.
The organisation aims to help businesses and individuals make practical behavioural changes through:
ZWS Website: https://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/
A programme of Zero Waste Scotland, the Resource Efficient Scotland programme offers dedicated, expert support to help small and medium-sized businesses reduce energy and water usage as well as prevent waste, saving resources and associated costs. Specialist support is also available for food and drink and construction sectors.
Businesses are offered:
RES Website: https://www.resourceefficientscotland.com/
Free support in the form of practical advice and support on how to start up and develop a business.
Business Gateway provides:
Business gateway website: https://www.bgateway.com/
The Energy Savings Trust in Scotland provides information and support for home energy efficiency and advice and support for businesses on transport issues such as:
EST Website: https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland
SE has a range of business support covering areas such as:
#Manages: Funds supporting innovation and collaboration in all parts of Scotland other than the Highlands and Islands.
Scottish Enterprise Website: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/
HIE has a range of business support covering areas such as:
#Manages: Funds supporting innovation and collaboration in the Highland and Islands area (HIE).
Highlands and Islands Enterprise Website: http://www.hie.co.uk/
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) ensures that businesses comply with environmental regulations. SEPA, working with others including SBSP members, also encourages businesses to go beyond compliance and improve their environmental performance.
SEPA supports resource efficiency measures and the transition towards a circular economy.
For example SEPA offers the ”End of waste classification service”, which sets out the steps that need to be taken to allow the reuse of materials previously classified as waste.
The SEPA Communication Centre (SCC) – can provide answers to queries or find appropriate staff to deal with questions on any aspect of SEPAs work.
Tel: 03000 99 66 99
NetRegs provides free plain English guidance covering environmental compliance and good practice, linking to support organisations where appropriate.
#Managed by SEPA and delivered by approved bodies:
SEPA Website: https://www.sepa.org.uk/
A range of services aimed at businesses, government and the public sector:
Carbon Trust Website: https://www.carbontrust.com/home/
An organisation working hard to make a positive difference to a wide range of environmental impacts and challenges. This includes tackling the litter on our streets, educating our young people on environmental topics and cutting the carbon emissions which threaten our planet.
KSB provides grants and support for community-led organisations to tackle climate change by running projects that reduce local carbon emissions.
Keep Scotland Beautiful Website: https://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/
An organisation focussing on developing the food and drink sector across Scotland which offers free advice and guidance on:
Connect Local Website: https://connectlocal.scot/
The FSB Funding Platform offers FSB members direct access to hundreds of business funding options with a single application. They help you find the right funding for your business, save you precious time, and lower the overall cost of finance.
The environmental compliance scheme Ecosurety has launched a £1million innovation and research fund for projects that seek to reduce the impact of packaging, batteries or WEEE (electronic waste) on the environment. The fund will be spread across three years with individual grant applications of up to £150,000 being accepted.
Applications to the Ecosurety Exploration Fund can be made via the Ecosurety website from Thursday 28th November 2019.
Find out more at: Ecosurety Exploration Fund
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