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.

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