The transition to a low carbon economy and achievement of a 51% reduction in emissions by 2030 across all sectors of the economy represents a whole-of-society challenge. Enterprise, along with all other sectors, must fundamentally change to adapt to this challenge and to realise the many opportunities that this transformation represents. As part of Ireland’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan funded by the European Union, the Green Transition Fund is supporting the decarbonisation of Irish enterprise.
The Green Transition Fund supports companies across each of the different aspects of their decarbonisation journey – from initial planning and capability building to investment, research and innovation. It is designed to support companies, whether starting out or already on the journey, to take action now and get ready for the low carbon, more resource efficient economy of the future.
The fund is comprised of two separate streams.
The Climate Planning Fund for Business comprises:
Climate Action Voucher: Consultancy support to develop an initial sustainability/ decarbonisation/circular economy strategy and action plan.
GreenStart: Consultancy grant to support companies to introduce environmental best practice systems and structures, achieve cost and resource reduction targets and lay a foundation for future environmental improvement projects
Grant rate of up to 80% of eligible costs up to a maximum grant of €5000
GreenPlus: Support for training projects to develop a high level of environmental management capability, drive environmental efficiencies and achieve improved sustainability.
Strategic Consultancy: Consultancy grant to assist large energy users develop a carbon reduction roadmap
Grant rates of up to 50% of eligible costs. Typical maximum support of €35k
Eligible companies for the Climate Planning Fund for Business are clients of Enterprise Ireland and Údarás na Gaeltachta. Specific eligibility criteria for each of the offers is available on the individual offer main webpages.
In addition funding support for climate planning is available through the Local Enterprise Offices.
Clare Local Enterprise Office is contactable at: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Clare/