Shell Springboard is now open for a fourth round of applications, for small businesses who have a product of service that reduces greenhouse gases.

Tackling climate change is not just about cost and compliance; if you've got a great idea (and a sound business plan), it could be a huge opportunity.

The fund will make awards of between £20,000 and £40,000 in early 2009.

You may be able to benefit from this, or know someone who could. To be eligible:

Your product or service must reduce greenhouse gases, be innovative and commercially viable.

You must have been in business for at least three months, as a sole trader or a company employing fewer than 250 people.

Applications are made online and the deadline is 7th November 2008.

Go to http://www.shellspringboard.org to find out more.