The aim of the Green for Micro programme is to help you examine and identify cost savings and market opportunities within your business. This is achieved by looking at your business from an environmental perspective. Improving environmental performance through greater resource efficiency, can help your business achieve competitive advantage.
Projects may vary in scope from looking at your resource use and identifying opportunities for cost and emission savings to understanding your carbon footprint to implementing an environmental management system to the greening of your product or business to adapt to the changing market place. The programme will help you to make more informative decisions to assist your business to reduce costs, lower your carbon footprint as well as improve the environmental profile of the business in the marketplace.
The programme is open to all micro-enterprises with up to ten employees except those involved in activities that the Local Enterprise Offices consider as ineligible for example primary agricultural businesses - farms or as involving an unacceptable reputational risk: gambling including ‘gaming’ (as defined in the Gaming and Lotteries Act 1956), adult entertainment, tobacco products and cannabis-based products which are not authorised as medicines)
Turnover is in excess of 30,000€ annually in either 2019 or 2020
The business is trading in excess of 6 months.
Companies forming part of a holding group, franchise, linked companies etc. are only permitted to make one application. Multiple applications will not be considered.
The Green for Micro scheme falls under De Minimis rules relating to previous state support
De Minimis Aid is small amounts of State Aid given to an enterprise which cannot exceed €200,000 over any three fiscal years to any company irrespective of size and location. De Minimis Aid can come from any State body, agency or department.
Please note that a false declaration to show a figure under the threshold of €200,000 could later mean that you would have to pay back the grant aid with interest.