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:
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.
To find out more about Target 2020, visit www.target2020.co.uk