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Energy Efficiency Grants for West Sussex Small Businesses
19th September 2014

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to help West Sussex businesses* with up to 49 employees invest in energy saving projects that will achieve a quantifiable reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Qualifying projects could include upgrading lighting, fitting insulation or installing thermostatic radiator valves.

How much is available?

There is a total of £20,000 to be awarded. If oversubscribed, grants will be awarded on a competitive basis, judged anonymously by a panel of local authority representatives.

Why are grants on offer?

The grant funding is provided by West Sussex County Council who are keen to help local businesses improve their profitability and reduce their carbon footprint. The grants are being administered by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC, a not-for-profit company, as part of the ERDF part-funded RE:Start Local project.

How do I apply? Download a Grant Application Pack

To apply for a grant, please download, complete and return an application pack, along with at least 2 estimates for your proposed project. The application pack also includes full eligibility criteria and details on how applications will be judged.

When is the application deadline?

Grant applications must be received by 17:00 on Friday 24th October 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are awarded a grant, your project must be installed and paid for by Friday 5th December 2014.

I’ve a question…

If you have any questions or would like help completing your application, for example to calculate potential energy savings, please us on 01273 964239 or info@sustainablebusiness.org.uk.

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*Who can apply for a grant?

Grants are available to small businesses  with commercial premises in West Sussex where the project will be installed. The business must:

  • Have no more than 49 full-time equivalent employees
  • Have a turnover less than £35 million
  • Have not received more than €197,000 state aid in the past three years
  • Not be owned by a group or company that does not meet the above criteria (company wide)

Charities and public sector organisations are not eligible for funding. Please contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not your organisation is eligible to apply: info@sustainablebusiness.org.uk, 01273 964239.

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