Consider energy efficiencies and reap the benefits of a Low Carbon Workspaces grant
One of the biggest barriers faced when upgrading for energy efficiency is the cost of new equipment. With a Low Carbon Workspaces match-funded grant of £1,000 – £6,750 businesses can recover up to 45% of the cost of many energy-saving measures, reducing the upfront cost and the time to recover their investment.
Low Carbon Workspaces match-funded grants are designed to help small and medium sized enterprises based in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes, and Northamptonshire identify energy reduction opportunities and subsidise the cost of energy efficiency solutions.
Daniel Cope, Programme Manager at Low Carbon Workspaces, said: “Businesses that are on the cusp of carrying out improvements, wishing to discuss sustainable-best-practice, or even hoping to be inspired on where to begin, should get in touch with us.”
Daniel added: “What’s good for the planet, is good for business, so if you’re planning on investing in a project which will cut carbon emissions, save money and minimise waste Low Carbon Workspaces is here to help.”
The grants can go towards funding a range of energy saving measures such as; LED lighting, energy efficient boilers, air-source heat pumps, solar panels and more. Investing in low carbon measures can help businesses reduce overheads, cut carbon emissions, and boost eco-credentials, all as part of the nationwide goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
The application process is quick and easy, and a dedicated Project Officer will guide businesses through the process, advising them on how to tackle energy consumption, helping to identify suitable projects for funding and providing support to businesses struggling to take their first step towards sustainable practices. Installations must take place in commercial premises and should result in an overall reduction in onsite energy consumption – the grant team will assist applicants in identifying the potential energy savings of a project to ensure its eligibility.
Grant recipient, Nathan Stewart, Managing Director of Total Group, said: “I was really impressed with how easy the process of applying for and receiving the grant funding was. Without the grant, we simply would not have been able to make the business justification to invest in the changes.”
To find out more how small businesses can make a positive impact on the environment, and save money, take a look at the podcast featuring Daniel Cope who recently chatted to Jo Fairley, co-founder of Green & Black’s Chocolate and one of the UK’s leading eco business pioneers, on how small businesses are best placed to change the world, visit: www.bbf.uk.com/news/buckinghamshire-business-first-now-has-a-podcast
Since 2017, the Low Carbon Workspaces programme has assisted over 700 SMEs by delivering a total of over £2.6million in grant funding. The Low Carbon Workspaces team can be contacted on 01494 927 131 and at email@example.com.
Businesses can check their eligibility for a grant and identify suitable projects at www.lowcarbonworkspaces.co.uk.
The Low Carbon Workspaces funding comes via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered by Ngage Solutions in partnership with SEMLEP and SEMLEP’s Growth Hub.