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Climate-conscious firms apply for Funding

Climate-conscious firms apply for Funding

Environmentally friendly small firms are being urged to put themselves forward for the opportunity to win a financial boost of up to £40,000 courtesy of Shell. Applicants to the Shell Springboard fund are required to demonstrate that their product or service can help combat climate change, and is innovative and commercially viable enough to be worthy of a grant of between £20,000 and £40,000. Judges are looking for businesses with ideas with the potential to break new ground while using sound financial planning and market understanding. Shell is offering a maximum of six awards to businesses in each of three regions — Scotland and Northern Ireland, northern and central England, and Wales and southern England. Regional winners will be selected in February 2009. Six w... »

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Pioneers pitch for £40,000 Shell funding

Small businesses with pioneering ideas to combat climate change are being offered the chance to win awards of up to £40K from Shell. The Shell Springboard programme, now in its fourth year, will give six awards of between twenty and forty thousand pounds to SMEs in each of three UK regions – Scotland and Northern Ireland; northern and central England; and Wales and southern England. Businesses wishing to apply must have been established for at least three months, have fewer than 250 employees and be set up either as a sole–trader, partnership, limited company or community–interest company. To convince the judging panel, ideas must be innovative, lead to greenhouse gas reductions and be commercially viable. Shell UK chairman James Smith said; “SMEs are a vibran... »