Could your business be eligible for a grant to help reduce energy bills?

  • 6th May 2021

You can now access grant funding to assist with making your business more energy efficient. We have put details below about two schemes that we are aware of covering Lincolnshire and Hull.

Other schemes may be available so always worth checking with your local authority if you are not eligible for either of these. You can find links to your local authorities below:-

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce

North Lincolnshire Guidance

North East Lincolnshire Council

East Lindsey District Council

Humber LEP

Business Lincolnshire

Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire

Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire is a government funded project to help support small to medium businesses and public buildings to reduce their energy bills and usage in the Greater Lincolnshire area.

They are offering a range of support from grants, free expert advice and onsite audits to help support energy savings projects.

What you need to know:

  • All projects must be completed by 25th August.
  • 38% funding applications will continue to be considered on a case-by-case basis, whilst funding remains available*
  • Online workshops, fully funded energy audits and other 1 to 1 expert advice is available.

*Minimum project size for grant funding is £2,632, though smaller projects can apply for a £500 grant upon completion of 12 hours of Smart Energy support (usually via an energy audit and a workshop).

To apply please click here.

The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme

The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme has been created to help small and medium enterprises in Hull and the surrounding areas to save energy, and therefore money!

Your business could be entitled to funding towards replacing existing inefficient facilities and equipment within your business, and installation of new smart systems to help save on energy.

This could include such things as:

  • Replacement of an old boiler
  • Swapping from traditional lighting to LED lighting
  • EV chargers for cark parks
  • Solar panels

The grants available range between £1,000 and £10,000 and cover 40% contribution to overall project costs between £2,500 and £25,000.

You can apply for this grant here.

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