Businesses given £10,000 energy-saving boost
15th July 2022
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Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) is helping businesses go greener and cut energy costs with a new round of Clean Growth grants. 

The application window is now open for the grant.

SMEs can apply for up to £10,000 to invest in energy-saving measures that can range from installing solar panels or LED lighting as well as more energy-efficient manufacturing equipment.

In addition to the grant, for a limited time businesses can take advantage of free sustainability consultancy and decarbonisation plans, supporting future strategic planning and investment.

This will be delivered through GBSLEP’s dedicated sustainability service team in the Growth Hub.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and GBSLEP Net Zero Champion, said: “These grants will support businesses across our region by making their products, processes, and buildings more sustainable.

“With many owners facing higher energy costs, these grants will help improve efficiency, lowering costs, and accelerate the route to net zero.

“This is the latest round of Clean Growth business support that GBSLEP is providing to local SMEs. Last year, we helped a number of local manufacturers through our Low Carbon and Circular Economy Grant Fund. This enabled them to embed environmentally sustainable approaches within their business practices.”

GBSLEP’s £1.2 million Clean Growth programme was launched to help businesses pivot and transition to a zero-carbon economy whilst benefiting from cutting energy costs.

The grant is open to SMEs (between 5-249 employees) and requires a minimum of 30 per cent match funding towards the total cost of the measures.

For more information, visit the GBSLEP Growth Hub website:

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