SMEs in Bucks, Beds, Berks, Herts, Northants and Milton Keynes can apply for grants of up to £5,000 towards the cost of energy improvements.
Reducing your carbon footprint and energy usage is becoming more and more important for small businesses who care about the impact they have on the environment. By applying for a Low Carbon Workspaces grant, your business could also reduce the payback time for any potential investment.
Often one of the biggest barriers to moving further forward with major energy efficiencies is the cost of technology. With a match-funded grant of between £1,000 - £5,000 you can recover up to a third of the cost of many different energy-saving measures reducing the upfront cost and the time to recover your investment. Eligible projects must result in a quantifiable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions - don’t worry, we can calculate this for you!
The grant scheme aims to be as flexible as possible. If your business is looking to fund an energy-saving measure, please contact us to discuss your potential project.
A package of measures, perhaps due to an office refurbishment, can be supported within a single grant application. The grant can help fund installations such as LED lighting, solar panels, double glazing, boiler upgrades, insulation and more. Implementing measures such as these can have an immediate impact on a business’s energy spend.
Daniel Cope, Low Carbon Workspaces Project Manager, explains:
“We know that businesses and charities are keen to lower their energy bills but upfront costs often stand in the way. We have a dedicated and experienced team who can help identify suitable projects either over the phone or in person. Our job is to make it as easy and affordable as possible for businesses to identify and implement energy saving solutions and we provide a free energy efficiency guide and action plan template.
We welcome applications for a wide range of projects. The best thing for an organisation to do is to contact us to find out if their project is eligible for funding. As ever, the grants are proving a real hit, which means they may not last very long. Under the last Low Carbon Workspaces programme 35% of organisations provided with a grant reduced their energy consumption by 10%, and a lot of energy efficiency measures have the added benefits of reducing maintenance and replacement costs, and making workspaces more comfortable for staff. I recommend that organisations contact us soon to make sure they don’t miss out on funding.”
The Low Carbon Workspaces team can be contacted on 01494 927131 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can check if your business is eligible for a grant and receive a free guide to energy efficiency at www.lowcarbonworkspaces.co.uk.
The Low Carbon Workspaces Project is funded by The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The project is delivered and managed by Ngage Solutions, a not-for-profit company based in Buckinghamshire, who design and deliver programmes to support organisations, individuals and communities. Every year, Ngage provide practical solutions to real business needs. To date, Ngage Solutions has leveraged more than £60 million of funding to invest in business support services. To find out more about Ngage Solutions, please visit www.ngagesolutions.co.uk.
IMPORTANT: Individuals and businesses are being warned to watch out for cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for government grants for an advance fee paid by a pre-paid credit card.
The Low Carbon Workspaces project is delivered by Ngage Solutions and we will NEVER ask for any kind of payment, by pre-paid credit card or any other method, before a business can access a grant.
Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Milton Keynes (SEMLEP) Project Officer ‑ Low Carbon Workspaces
Berkshire Project Officer ‑ Low Carbon Workspaces
Administrator, Low Carbon Workspaces