Grants and support available to help local businesses go green for 2021

A number of Clean Growth grants are available from Worcestershire County Council to encourage local businesses to become greener and cut costs for 2021.

Something as simple as changing to LED lighting can help businesses make energy savings on their utility bills whilst reducing carbon emissions.

Both the Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) and the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme (LOCOP) offer free assessments and grants to eligible local businesses to support clean growth and help businesses save money.

Over the last four years, Worcestershire County Council and its partners have supported 700 local businesses and awarded £2.7million worth of grants, helping local businesses make a massive saving of over 6,000 tonnes of greenhouse gasses.

BEEP offers free energy efficiency assessments and grants of up to £20,000 for eligible businesses within Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire who wish to reduce costs and improve their environmental impact.

BEEP’s recommendations will, on average, reduce energy bills by around 30%.

For businesses interested in investing in solar or other renewable technologies, LOCOP offers renewable energy assessments and grants of up to £100,000 to businesses within Worcestershire in eligible sectors.

Advice and grants are also available through LOCOP to help businesses within Worcestershire and Shropshire develop and commercialise innovative ideas, that help others to be green.

This is part of the County Council’s commitment to creating a thriving low carbon economy which supports the creation of jobs and stimulates investment across the county.

Both programmes are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

For more information about eligibility, please visit: www.business-central.co.uk/clean-growth

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