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Funding Towards Energy Saving Measures for Gloucestershire Businesses

Severn Wye have secured funding to help 300 businesses in Gloucestershire install energy efficiency measures.

The funding is via the Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership from the European Regional Development Fund.

The grants will contribute a maximum of 35% towards energy saving measures and could be worth £500 to £20,000.

The programme is called Target 2020 – Countdown to a Low Carbon Economy. The programme takes a holistic approach to energy use within a business. One of Severn Wye’s business energy advisors will work closely with each business throughout the process. Each business will have:

  • Historical energy data analysed.
  • An onsite energy survey and report produced.
  • Results of the survey presented to management.
  • Help creating an action plan broken down in to no cost, low cost and capital cost measures.
  • Staff energy awareness training.
  • Help to identify potential installers and quote analysis
  • Up to 35% funding towards at least two energy saving measures.
  • Publicity through the programmes dedicated website and case studies.

The project is headed up by Severn Wye’s Senior Business Energy Advisor Matt Williams

Matt says ’This is a great opportunity for businesses to get help towards financing energy saving projects that will help reduce their running costs’

‘We already have businesses contacting us to take part in the programme. So I would recommend people contact us earlier rather than later to avoid disappointment.’

The funding is open to Small and Medium sized enterprises based in Gloucestershire and Severn Wye will be starting surveys in April. Businesses are welcome to contact us to register an interest now. The project will be running for three years.

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