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SME loan fund

How to secure funding for your resource efficient projects


The Scottish Government can supply unsecured loans of up to £100,000 for resource-efficient projects in Scotland. If you are a small to medium sized enterprise (SME), based in Scotland, and have identified a waste, water or energy-efficient measure that would not only save money in the long term, but also reduce your resource use, then you may be eligible.

Projects could include:

  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning upgrades – from simple improvement to controls to complete system replacements
  • Building fabric – including insulation, draught-proofing, double and secondary glazing
  • Renewables – from solar PV to wind turbines to wood-burning stoves
  • Water saving – be it installing a grey water system, harvesting the rain, or simply installing water-efficient taps
  • Waste reduction – installation of equipment to improve handling and reduce waste at source

Full details on eligibility criteria and the list of qualifying technologies can be found in the further information document. 

“Resource Efficient Scotland provided valuable advice on how we could reduce our energy bill, and with ongoing support and an interest-free loan, they’ve backed that up with everything we needed to take action and improve our business”. Jeanette Macintyre, Managing Director, Deko Scotland.

“The SME loan and technical support received from Resource Efficient Scotland made it easy to justify the investment in new refrigerated displays. Co-Chomunn na Hearadh is run for and by the people of Leverburgh, and the money we save through energy efficiency will be reinvested into expanding the business and enhancing the quality of service for the community”. Chris Ross, Chairman, Co-Chomunn na Hearadh.

Where do I start?

Please call us on 0808 808 2268 for a free consultation and assistance with the loan process or fill in the loan contact form below and we’ll be in touch.

From the audit report to the loan application through to implementation, we are here to assist you every step of the way.

We’ll help you produce a qualifying report which will detail: 

  • Projected savings
  • Payback period
  • Comparison with current energy usage, costs and carbon footprint
  • Preparatory measures you will undertake – for instance, comprehensive insulation prior to installing a new heating system

Or you can provide us with your Green Deal Advice Report. A list of Green Deal assessors is available from the Green Deal Oversight and Registration Board.

“The support from Resource Efficient Scotland and the funding we obtained through the SME loan was critical in allowing us to go ahead and install our biomass boiler. The support that we received was excellent and made the entire process from application to installation extremely straightforward. The loan has allowed us to extend the period that the hotel is open for and allows our guests to experience a West Highland winter in luxury and comfort”. Sine Davis, West Highland Hotel. 

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