Sponsoring Agency: West of England Combined Authority
Type of Fund: Grant
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/25/2021
Size of the Fund: Less than USD $50,000
West of England Green Business Grants support SMEs to improve their energy efficiency of their buildings and business operations. This helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and can save businesses money on energy bills.
There is a total pot of £1.7m. They have already invested over £200,000 in local businesses. In first round of grants, they helped local businesses install:
• LED lighting and better lighting controls,
• solar film to reduce overheating and air con use in summer,
• more efficient heating and better controls,
• insulation to walls and roofs, and
• air compressors and variable speed drives to improve the efficiency of manufacturing and processing equipment.
Green Business Grants can be used for capital works and purchases to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and business operations. A grant could help you:
• avoid harmful emissions that contribute to climate change
• reduce your energy bills and lower maintenance costs
• make your buildings healthier for your employees
• improve your green credentials with customers and contractors
• access cutting edge low carbon technologies
• actively support the local supply chain for energy efficiency goods and services.
You will be able to apply for up to £15,000 per business to pay for 40-80% of the eligible capital costs.
To apply for a grant you must be:
• a small & medium sized enterprise – with fewer than 250 employees AND a turnover of equal to or less than €50m OR a balance sheet of equal to or less than €43m (including any partnership your organisation is a part of or any linked enterprises),
• based in the West of England region – located in Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire local authority area (check your postcode here),
• VAT registered, and
• content to be credit checked by a third-party credit reference agency.
More information at: https://www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/business/green-business-grants/