Significant grant aid is available through a number of government bodies to support you in achieving your sustainability goals. 

Toward Zero Carbon are experienced in successfully delivering our services in through such programs.

 

EXEED

The EXEED grant scheme is designed for organisations who are planning an energy investment project. The EXEED Grant Scheme provides grant support of up to €500,000 per year.

EXEED Grant Scheme

SEAI are supporting a range of project types through this scheme that relate to the EXEED Certified Program. The EXEED Grant Scheme provides grant support of up to €500,000 per year. The grant level may be extended by 20% for small enterprises and 10% for medium enterprises. We are now accepting grant applications for 2019.

The scheme provides funding towards implementing and certifying EXEED processes. This includes professional services and additional capital required.

This scheme is open to all organisations planning an investment in an energy project. This includes:

  • Public and private sector
  • New design projects,
  • Major energy upgrades of existing buildings and assets

GreenPlus Program

Under Enterprise Ireland and the IDA’s GreenPlus Programs, client companies can receive support in implementing international best practice standards including ISO 50001 and ISO 14000. Toward Zero Carbon are listed on the Directory of Green Service Providers.

GreenPlus Program

Under Enterprise Ireland and the IDA's Business Process Improvement Grants, client companies can apply for funding towards the cost of undertaking a GreenPlus Assignment. Assignments are designed to assist company managers to develop a high level of environmental management capabilities, drive environmental efficiencies and achieve improved sustainability.

The GreenPlus Program supports Enterprise Ireland/IDA clients in the implementation of international best practices standards including ISO 50001 & ISO 14001.

Assignments may vary in size and scope but will typically be completed within twelve months and will not exceed a total project cost of €100,000.

GreenStart Program

Enterprise Ireland and ID’s GreenStart programs offer significant grant aid to client organisations in implementing an introduction to environmental best practice system. 

GreenStart

GreenStart provides an introduction to environmental best practice and helps in the preparation of a formalised environmental management structure. This can help your company achieve competitive advantage through greater resource efficiency (energy/water/waste costs) and greater market share through enhanced credentials in a short, focused engagement. The initiative is designed for companies that are unfamiliar with and lacking capability in using environmental systems and structures.

GreenStart is not just for manufacturing companies! Software and internationally traded services companies can avail of funding to learn about and implement environmental improvements to their business.

Companies can apply for grant support towards the cost of hiring an Environmental consultant/trainer to undertake a short in-company assignment which will introduce environmental best practice systems and structures, achieve cost reduction targets and lay a foundation for future environmental improvement projects. Assignments will typically be carried out over 8 to 10 weeks. Companies will be eligible to receive support for a maximum of 7 consultancy days to a limit of €3,150.

Project Assistance Grants

The Project assistance grant is available to business and public sector bodies seeking to develop energy saving projects. The grant assists you in carrying out a feasibility study and business case for your opportunity.

Project Assistance Grants

SEAI's project assistance grant supports organisations in developing a feasibility study intended to help to evaluate energy saving opportunities further. At the end of this stage, you can decide if a project is suitable to your organisation.

Following on from the feasibility element of your project, this grant enables organisations to engage external resources to develop projects further. External resources include baseline quantification, asset assessment, procurement specialists, and project facilitation.

SSRH (Heat pumps)

The SSRH relating to heat pump technology offers and installation grant of up to 30% of the capital requirements for the installation of heat pump technology on your site.

SSRH (Heatpumps)

The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is a government funded initiative designed to increase the energy generated from renewable sources in the heat sector. The scheme is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users.

The primary objective of the support scheme for renewable heat is to increase the level of renewable energy in the heat sector. This will contribute to meeting Ireland’s renewable energy targets whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The government funded scheme will support the adoption of renewable heating systems by commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users not covered by the emissions trading system. 

SEAI are now offering a grant to support investment in renewable heating systems that use the following technologies:

  1. Air source heat pumps
  2. Ground source heat pumps
  3. Water source heat pumps.

The installation grant provides funding of up to 30% of eligible costs

ssrh (Biomass)

The ongoing operational SSRH  supports the adoption of renewable heating systems (Biomass & renewable gas) . The grant operates on an tariff system based on the heat output from renewable systems.

SSRH (Biomass)

The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat is a government funded initiative designed to increase the energy generated from renewable sources in the heat sector. The scheme is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users.

The primary objective of the support scheme for renewable heat is to increase the level of renewable energy in the heat sector. This will contribute to meeting Ireland’s renewable energy targets whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The government funded scheme supports the adoption of renewable heating systems by commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users not covered by the emissions trading system. 

The Scheme offers ongoing operational support (a tariff) based on useable heat output in renewable heating systems in new installations or installations that currently use a fossil fuel heating system and convert to using the following technologies:

  • Biomass boiler or biomass HE CHP heating systems; and
  • Biogas (anaerobic digestion) boiler or biogas HE CHP heating systems.

The Tariff will be made available to successful applicants for a period of up to 15 years.

Grant Programme Awarding Body Applicable to Support level (%) Max. Support Support Period Accepting applications
EXEED
SEAI
All
50% (Professional) + 30% (Capital)
€500,000
Annually
Yes
SME Lighting Grant
SEAI
SME's
30%
-
Non-recurring
Closed
GreenPlus
Enterprise Ireland / IDA
All (EI/IDA Clients)
50%
€35,000 (External costs) + €20,000 (Company Green Champion)
Non-recurring
Yes
GreenStart
Enterprise Ireland / IDA
All (EI/IDA Clients)
50%
€3,150
Non-recurring
Yes
SSRH (Heat Pumps)
SEAI
All
30% (Installation Costs)
-
Non-recurring
Yes
SSRH (Biomass)
SEAI
All
Operational Support (Tariff)
Tiered Support
Up to 15 years
Yes
Project Assistance Grant
SEAI
Large Users
50& (Feasibility) + Up to 75% (Business case & project delivery)
€15,000 / €37,500
Non-recurring
Yes

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