SME Support


We are here to support business customers to transition to net zero and to develop and deploy low carbon technologies, through our core financing and advisory capabilities.

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The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

The SEAI provides training and support to SMEs to help them become more energy-efficient, including:

  • Energy Audits – an energy audit is a good starting point for SMEs to find out how much energy the business uses and what is required to reduce energy consumption. Your business may be entitled to a €2,000 voucher towards an energy audit.
  • SEAI Energy Academy – this is a free, online, e-learning platform designed to help businesses increase their energy efficiency and reduce their energy related costs.
  • Grants – a number of grants are available to SMEs aiming to improve energy efficiency.

Check out Energy Efficiency Training for SMEs for more information.


Citizens Information

Citizens information provides an excellent one-stop shop of information for SMEs ranging from financial supports available to SMEs to training and mentoring services.

Check out Supports for businesses going green for more information.


Climate Toolkit 4 Business

The Climate Toolkit 4 Business is an online government resource to help your business take climate action. Businesses can create a tailored climate action plan by following some simple steps. It will provide you with practical and cost-effective actions to benefit your business. Click here for more information.


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If you’d like more information on how Bank of Ireland can help you go green, check out our range of loan products.

Green Business Loan
Green Business Loan

Green Business Loan

Implement green business initiatives

Growth and Sustainability Loan Scheme
Growth and Sustainability Loan Scheme

Growth and Sustainability Loan Scheme

Invest in reducing emissions