Sturgeon launches £6mn Low Carbon Challenge Fund to support SMEs

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched a £6mn Low Carbon Challenge Fund to support SMEs to grasp opportunities around climate change, Scottish Enterprise announced on 15 January.

Scottish Enterprise will administer the fund, which will be open to public, third sector and academic institutions working to create opportunities to advance the low carbon capabilities of SMEs within Scotland.

Speaking at Glasgow’s Star Refrigeration – the largest industrial refrigeration company in the UK – Sturgeon said: “The launch of the Low Carbon Challenge Fund is another step towards our target of ending Scotland’s contribution to global climate change by 2045.”

Scottish Enterprise Chief Executive Steve Dunlop said: “This support for SME’s is intended to support the development of new low carbon solutions to harness opportunities and move from a climate emergency to a climate opportunity.”

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