Resources for net zero
Zero Waste Scotland provides comprehensive support for all kinds of organisations through funding streams, materials, training, support and a group of websites. This webpage explaining what they offer community groups is a good place to start. Their Circular Economy Accelerator webpages focus on refurbishing, remanufacturing, reusing and recycling to reduce waste and emissions, with lots of information and links to funding and resources.
Zero Waste Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Business Support Service provides free and impartial support and access to funding to help businesses save energy, money and carbon. Organisations can receive a free energy audit, plus an unsecured, interest-free loan is available to help your business make energy efficiency upgrades.’
Local Energy Scotland manage CARES, the Scottish Government's Community and Renewable Energy Scheme. They give communities, businesses and other organisations advice and funding in all aspects of local, renewable energy, including toolkits & technical resources and case studies.
The Climate Challenge Fund was launched by the Scottish Government in 2008. It is managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful, who have staff to support applicants, grant recipients and other community-led organisations wanting to take action on climate change. A toolkit is available, plus links to video guides and other resources.
Adaptation Scotland supports climate challenge resilience by helping people, organisations and places adapt to climate change. Their How to Adapt website pages include links to a whole range of other organisations, toolkits and resources.
The Energy Saving Trust offers advice and loans for communities, as well as businesses and individuals. This includes access to funding for anything from district heating to e-bikes.
District Heating Scotland is run by a collaboration of public organisations and contains a huge range of information resources, as well as links to news, case studies and advice on how to procure district heating systems.
Green Champions Training, delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, is a free CPD Certified online training course for Scottish organisations. The course has been designed to give you new skills and tools so that you can successfully improve the resource efficiency and environmental performance of your organisation - and, of course, save money too.