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Grants for businesses looking to reduce carbon emissions launched

Small or medium sized businesses can now apply for grants up to £5,000 towards 50% of project costs, with the remaining amount to be match funded by the business.

Published: March 8, 2024

The funding can be used for:

  • * lighting and lighting controls
  • * heating and heating controls
  • * insulation
  • * energy efficient machinery and equipment (e.g. air compressors)
  • * solar panels
  • * heat pumps
  • * biomass boilers
  • * energy storage
  • * building energy management systems

Cllr David Brackenbury, the council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration, said:

“Businesses have had a difficult time over the last couple of years and we are here to support them. The NNDecarb grant scheme is designed to help those who want to increase their energy efficiency and just need a financial boost to help make their plans a reality.”

Cllr Harriet Pentland, the council’s Executive Member for Climate and the Green Environment, said:

“This important grant scheme is now in its second round and will help many more businesses with the installation of low carbon and energy efficient measures including solar panels, heat pumps and insulation.”

Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council, said:

“This grant scheme has proved extremely popular, so I would encourage businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint to apply as soon as possible. Every small change we can make as a community will help towards us becoming carbon neutral.”

More information about eligibility and how to apply can be found on NNC’s website and the deadline for applications is 15 April 2024.

This project is funded by the UK government through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

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Gemma Cattell

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