Financial assistance available to businesses in Aberdeenshire to adopt environmentally sustainable processes and energy efficiency measures.
Grants of up to £7,500 or 50% of the costs of the project are available, whichever is the lesser.
The Sustainable Business Grants are provided by Aberdeenshire Council as part of the SAB (Supporting Aberdeenshire Business) programme.
The aim of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to businesses in Aberdeenshire to adopt environmentally sustainable processes and energy efficiency measures.
Fishing and agriculture are not covered by the SAB scheme.
Assistance is available to businesses in Aberdeenshire.
Proposed projects should meet the following criteria:
- Bring additional economic benefit to Aberdeenshire.
- Demonstrate viability.
- Have the potential to increase employment in the Aberdeenshire area.
- Prove that there is a need for top-up finance over and above what is available on the open market or within the business.
- Have no detrimental effect on existing Aberdeenshire businesses.
Match funding is available worth up to 50% of the total costs.
Assistance is available to encourage businesses to install environmentally sustainable processes. In addition, the grant is available to encourage good practice in areas such as using renewable energy, waste management, efficient use of resources, recycling and establishing sustainable working practices.