Resource hub Funding Watch Utilise Plus Energy Efficiency Grants Eligible small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover up to one-third of the cost of energy efficiency projects. To receive a grant, a project must demonstrate: Quantifiable energy and carbon savings. Best practice over standard replacement. That the installation is suitable for the business’ premises and activities. Organisations eligible for support through Utilise Plus must: Be a small to medium sized enterprise (SME) that employs fewer than 250 people Have a turnover of less than €50 million per annum (£43.9m1) or balance sheet total of less than €43 million per annum (£37.8m1) Be eligible to receive State Aid. Not be owned by a group or company that does not meet the above three criteria. Be registered with Companies House / Charities Commission or demonstrate that they are engaged in ‘economic activity’ – usually some form of trading. Unincorporated associations and sole traders are eligible, provided they can show evidence of this. The current funding round (1) is now closed. Funding round 2 has a project completion period of 23 March - 21 June. Grants will be awarded based on predicted energy savings and value for money provided by suppliers. Find out more.