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Grants from £2,000 to £20,000 available to help you lower your energy bills!

The Business Energy Efficiency Programme is available throughout Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Telford & Wrekin offering FREE energy assessments and grants to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

How does the Business Energy Efficiency Programme work? 

We are offering FREE energy efficiency assessments which could lead to grants for SMEs who wish to use their energy more efficiently, reducing costs and improving environmental credentials.

Step 1 A free assessment offering 2 days of support worth up to £1,000 to assess your equipment, premises, processes  and performance to find opportunities for improvements in energy usage.

Step 2 Following the assessment, we send you a report containing recommended actions. You can then apply for a grant for projects worth up to £50,000. The grant intervention rate is 40% and your business contribution is 60% for the project. For example, if your project costs are £30,000, your contribution is £18,000 and we provide £12,000.

Step 3 If your application is successful, we will require you to sign an agreement detailing the grant conditions. Once signed and returned you can carry out the approved activities.

Step 4 We will monitor your project to ensure that it is on track.

Grant activity examples:

  • Lighting
  • Compressors
  • Insulation
  • Roller doors
  • Renewable technologies
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy storage
  • Voltage optimisation
  • Energy management
  • Behavioural change programmes
  • Feasibility studies
  • Heating & boilers
  • Double/triple glazing
  • Energy efficiency equipment that leads to process improvements

Please discuss other technologies with us to see if they are eligible.

Eligibility/Criteria
To qualify, your business must:

1. Be situated in and trading from Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin
2. Employ fewer than 250 employees
3. Have a turnover of less than the equivalent of 50 million Euros per annum or an annual balance sheet of less than 43 million Euros

Some industries such as primary agriculture and retail are not eligible.  Retail is defined as the provision of goods and services to the general public. This support is aimed at businesses who primarily serve other businesses. Other activities excluded are social welfare and education facilities, banking and insurance. Priority will be given to businesses that help meet the projects aims.

Full ERDF eligibility criteria applies.

The project is receiving up to £1,450,502 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. For more information visit gov.uk/european-growth-funding)

For all programme information and details of how apply please contact the team on 01905 677 888 or email info@business-central.co.uk. 

 

BEEP Registration and Assessment Form – Download Here

For more information watch the Business Energy Efficiency Programme video here
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