On 19 May 2022, the Scottish Government announced the launch of the Low Carbon Manufacturing Challenge Fund, a four-year programme aimed at providing over £25 million towards encouraging ideas to speed up adoption or development of low carbon products, services, technologies or processes. The fund will be administered by Scottish Enterprise and will run until 2026, with the aim of reducing emissions from an industry which supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and accounts for more than half of Scotland’s exports.
Additionally, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the launch of a First Minister’s Award for Manufacturing Leadership, recognising businesses which champion fair work and inclusivity while investing in employee skills and helping tackle climate change. The award will be supported by the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), with successful business being able to show how they have achieved inclusive and sustainable growth and will receive extra support and advice in return.
Source: Scottish Government, 19 May 2022