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Green Investment Bank

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) has £3.8bn of capital to invest in green infrastructure, provided by the UK Government, of which 20% is available for renewable heat, marine energy, carbon capture and storage, biomass power and transport biofuels.

Although initially the focus was on larger projects (£1m+), the GIB is now looking at smaller projects including community projects.

Investment must be additional. GIB involvement must be necessary for the project to go ahead. GIB aim to crowd-in other private sector capital.

The GIB deals on commercial terms, it does not provide grants, 'soft capital', regional assistance or development capital.

For further information see the GIB website, click here.

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