Energy efficiency fund

Key features: Eligible companies will be able to apply for a maximum of £10,000 in capital contributions.

Programme: Expected to support 1000 to 2000 smaller businesses across Great Britain, is hoped to enable participating businesses to invest £55m in energy saving projects.

Award: £7m fund

Opens: Open now

Registration closes: No deadline

Closes: No deadline - First come first served basis

Support phone number: 0114 236 4457

A new £7m fund to help small UK businesses replace old, energy-intensive equipment in order to boost efficiency and productivity.
 
The scheme is now open on a first come first served basis. It is expected to support 1000 to 2000 smaller businesses across Great Britain, is hoped to enable participating businesses to invest £55m in energy saving projects, delivering them lifetime energy savings of almost £130m. The programme is set to focus on high quality implementation to “ensure the best energy efficiency opportunities are fully realised.”
 
Eligible companies will be able to apply for a maximum of £10,000 in capital contributions, which can cover up to 15 per cent of an energy efficiency project or equipment replacement cost, while the fund can also be used to purchase a range of equipment including energy efficient lighting, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and energy efficiency controls.
 
Energy saving training, cost saving assessments, implementation advice, and capital support for the installation of energy efficiency equipment is also set to be offered by the scheme, with the fund being offered to SMEs on a first come-first served basis.
 
If any of your clients would benefit from a grant to assist with their research please contact a member of the funding team on 0114 236 4457 to discuss eligibility and how to apply.