Low Carbon Skills Fund

Low Carbon Skills Fund

The Low Carbon Skills Fund gives Scottish businesses, with up to 250 employees, the opportunity to apply for up to £12,500 towards employee training costs. The funding for training provides:

  • funding for up to 25 episodes of training
  • 50% of training costs, up to a maximum of £500 per episode.

By increasing expertise in this growth area we can harness the opportunities offered by our natural resources to make Scotland a world leader in sustainable energy. Eligible training includes:

  • renewable energy, low carbon technologies and microgeneration
  • energy efficiency, environmental and clean technologies
  • waste management and re-use
  • reducing carbon in supply and energy management.

The fund cannot be used for statutory training. An example is, Gas training, where the training may be eligible for funding, however the accreditation is not.

The Low Carbon Skills Fund can be used for training relevant to emerging legislation in the low carbon sector.

For more information please visit Our Skills Force