Convenience store resource efficiency grant

Applications are now closed.

The convenience store resource efficiency grant has now closed. Successful applicants have until September to install their approved equipment. Applicants that are on the reserve list will be informed if unclaimed funding is redistributed. Convenience stores that have been unable to benefit from the scheme are encouraged to utilise the range of additional services from Resource Efficient Scotland.

One to one support

Resource Efficient Scotland offers free onsite support through our team of implementation advisors and technical specialists which will help you to identifying your business’s cost saving opportunities. To find out more about our resource efficiency audits, talk to a member of our team on 0808 808 2268, or visit

SME loans scheme

Funded by the Scottish Government, the Resource Efficient Scotland SME Loans scheme supports businesses that are looking to reduce costs through improved energy, material resource and water efficiency by providing an unsecured, interest free loan from £1,000 to £100,000.

Green Retail App

The Green Retail App provides a dedicated one-stop-shop for all business resource efficiency needs – water, energy, or waste – and is designed for smaller retailers. It provides videos, practical tools and information together with links to wider support from Resource Efficient Scotland.

Quick guides for small retailers

These guides offer quick and easy methods to a full range of resource efficient topics such as energy saving, managing and reducing waste, storing and handling goods, sustainable procurement, water efficiency, staff behaviour and legislation.

Carrier Bag Commitment

Scotland’s Carrier Bag Commitment is a voluntary agreement operated by Zero Waste Scotland, which asks retailers to report carrier bag sales and commit to donating money raised to good causes in Scotland.

Green Network for Businesses

The Green Network for Businesses gives you the opportunity to visit a green business in your local area to see examples of how you can cut your energy, water, waste and raw material costs. Wherever you’re based, we can arrange for you to connect with a local network member.



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