01/08/2012 - Shell Springboard Awards to Open Again Next Month
The Shell Springboard Awards launched in 2005 and have since attracted over 1,000 applications from small business owners with ideas to combat climate change, allocating more than £2 million to over 50 businesses.
The programme provides a financial boost to innovative, low carbon business initiatives from across the UK. The objective is to encourage businesses to see climate change responsibilities as more than compliance and cost. Shell believes there is a marked business opportunity if society is to move from a carbon-constrained world.
Nine awards of up to £40,000 are available through the programme in each of the three UK regions, with the best two regional entries being forwarded for the overall UK award. The total number of awards made will be determined by the number and quality of entries - there is no minimum number of awards that will be given.
Applications are accepted from sole traders, partnerships, limited companies or community interest companies (including government or university spin-outs) that operate in the UK. Businesses must have been established for a minimum of three months and have less than 250 employees.
All applications must be made via a form on the Shell Springboard website.
Applications open on Tuesday 18 September 2012. The deadline for receipt of applications will be 18 January 2013.
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Source: shellspringboard.org, 01/08/2012
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