Low carbon grants

Through the Low Carbon Workspaces £1,000 Energy Cashback campaign, grants of £1,000 are available to 50 small and medium-sized businesses spending more than £2,000 on energy saving initiatives in February and March. It is first-come, first-served with an application deadline of March 31.

The £1,000 grants can be claimed towards LED lighting, heating and cooling upgrades, insulation, double-glazing, energy efficient computer servers and printers and other projects that will result in a quantifiable carbon saving.

Low Carbon Workspaces Programme Manager Rowan Wallis said: ‘We are delighted to open the Low Carbon Workspaces programme to SMEs [Small to Medium Enterprises] with smaller energy efficiency projects, so they too can benefit from implementing energy, cost and carbon saving initiatives. Applications are coming in already, so I’d encourage interested businesses to get in touch with us as soon as possible.’

The application process is quick and easy, however the grant must be awarded before installation commences or any payments to suppliers are made (including deposits). To apply, visit: https://www.lowcarbonworkspaces.co.uk/EnergyCashback/

For larger projects, grants of up to £2,500 are available through the main Low Carbon Workspaces programme, to cover one third of project costs. Contact the Low Carbon Workspaces team to talk through the grants on offer on 01494 927131, by email at info@lowcarbonworkspaces.co.uk, or via the website:   https://www.lowcarbonworkspaces.co.uk/contact/.

Low Carbon Workspaces is funded by the European Regional Development Fund to accelerate the uptake of energy efficient technology by small and medium sized businesses, to help them reduce running costs and greenhouse gas emissions. It is managed by Ngage Solutions Ltd, a not-for-profit company and subsidiary of Buckinghamshire Business First.