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We refund up to 50% of employee training costs, up to a maximum of £1,000 per employee. It's an opportunity to further develop within your industry and help Scotland become more sustainable.
Eligible training includes:
Your business needs to employ fewer than 100 people. You can receive up to a maximum of £5,000 for training.
“The Low Carbon Skills Fund aims to increase expertise in an important growth area of the nation’s economy. It can offer real benefits for small businesses of all types, from improving energy efficiency to adopting new technologies and increasing productivity. These are all important growth opportunities.”
We're working with lots of companies across industries including the food and drink, tourism and creative sectors. We're keen to hear from more. Here are just two examples of the types of organisations who have accessed the fund.
This has allowed them to offer support to four of the Edinburgh Festivals as they work towards an International Standards Organisation certification developed for the London 2012 Olympics.
CCS said: “As a small charity, support from Skills Development Scotland gave us a great opportunity to benefit from training in a brand new field. It put us well ahead of the curve.”
David Mawhinney is the owner of Glasgow-based Renewable Installation Solutions Ltd.
"The Low Carbon Skills Fund has really helped us grow our business," he said. "We have taken on three engineers, we hope to take on another three soon.
"We'd like to put them all through the same training as us - but we could only achieve this with the type of funding offered by the Low Carbon Skills Fund."
Image: George McBride and David Mawhinney of Renewable Installation Solutions Ltd.
You can apply for Low Carbon Skills Funding if all of the following can be confirmed:
The incentive is also open to businesses operating as sole traders. You are defined as a sole trader if you are trading as an individual, carry unlimited liability, and are personally responsible for your business.
Read the Rules and Guidance for full details on information you need to apply.
You do not need to finish the form in one sitting, and can save and complete it later at any time.
If you are a new user please create a profile. You can use your account to apply for Low Carbon Skills Funding.
Learn about other funding opportunities available to you by using our handy search tool accessed through the link below.