Green and Sustainable Business Grant Aid and Vouchers.
Enterprise Ireland and IDA’s GreenStart and GreenPlus grant aid programmes offer funding to organisations to assist with starting on the journey of environmental sustainability. The latest sustainable business offer is the new Climate Action Voucher, to enable organisations to prepare a plan for decarbonisation. Services for Green Grant Aid and Climate Voucher can be obtained from approved Enterprise Ireland service providers, WEW Engineering is an approved service provider.
The Irish Climate Action Bill commits to halving greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2030 and to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Scientific evidence shows that we must act now to limit global warming to 1.5°C to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change. Irish enterprises have an important role to play in the transition to a climate-neutral economy. This can be achieved by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, developing and promoting greener products and services, leveraging climate action funding, and re-orientating business and work practices. (Climate Action Amendment Bill – DECC, 2021).
The objective of Green Grant Aid and Green Voucher funding is to assist enterprises on the journey to decarbonisation by incorporating sustainable practices, that will ultimately lead to improved resource efficiency, and cost savings by incorporating environmental best practices.
The objective of the Climate Action voucher is to help companies prepare a plan for the low carbon, more resource-efficient economy of the future. The Climate Action Voucher is available to eligible companies to access up to 2 days of independent technical or advisory services support related to the current and future operations of their business.
The objective of GreenStart is to improve environmental performance through greater resource efficiency and by reducing cost which includes energy, water and wastewater costs. Projects may vary in scope from implementing a structured environmental management and reporting system to understanding the carbon or environmental footprint of products or services. The aim of the project is to improve the environmental performance of the company thereby increasing the agility and resilience of client companies to climate change impacts. The typical cost of undertaking a GreenStart assignment is €6,300, with the maximum grant funding available from Enterprise Ireland is €5,000.
The objective of a GreenPlus project to develop and implement environmental best practice within the company through learning and training, using environmental improvement tools and techniques, to develop a high level of environmental management capabilities, drive environmental efficiencies and achieve improved sustainability. Enterprise Ireland will provide grant funding for 50% of the eligible project costs up to a maximum of €100,000.
The GreenPlus Programme can assist with the following:
Applying international best practices to achieve ISO Standards: Integrated ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environmental), ISO 14001 (Environmental), ISO 50001 (Energy), Integrated ISO 14001 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety).
Reduction in carbon emissions.
Improved resource efficiency.
Process improvements to increase environmental sustainability.
Minimising material and resource costs.
Minimising waste (water, energy, materials).
Utilising environmental best practice.
Please contact WEW Engineering for assistance with your environmental engineering and we assist you with your Green and Carbon reduction strategies and sustainable business strategies.