Academic institutions, public bodies and third sector organisations in the Lowlands and Uplands (LUPS) area of Scotland are invited to apply for grant funding to support initiatives that will help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to unlock opportunities provided by the climate emergency and contribute towards Scotland’s target of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.
Up to £6 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant funding is currently available through the Low Carbon Challenge Fund which aims to support the creation of a national network of regionally-based initiatives, to stimulate and improve innovation in SMEs.
One key element of the fund will be for initiatives to support SMEs in preparing for new market opportunities which are emerging as a result of the global climate emergency and in the drive towards net-zero emissions.
Up to £6 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant funding is currently available. Grant funding will awarded on a competitive basis and can contribute to up to 50% of eligible project costs.
The deadline for submitting applications to the fund is midnight on Friday 21 February 2020.