supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Support for organisations making the transition to carbon net zero
Social Investment Scotland, in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, have established the Social Enterprise Net Zero Transition Fund. This loan fund is designed to support social enterprises and the wider third sector to make the transition to carbon net zero.
What can it support?
The fund can support a wide range of activities that will reduce carbon footprint, including but not limited to:
Reducing energy consumption
Improving energy efficiency
Developing or moving to renewable energy sources
Transitioning to sustainable transport options
Scaling local food production and supply
Minimising or re-purposing food waste
Developing circular economy products, services, processes and practices.
The fund provides loansfrom £10,000 to £1,500,000. Organisations who have a particular circular economy focus or are proposing specific projects with a focus on re-use, repair and leasing/sharing models, may also be eligible for a small grantaward of up to £20,000.