Project Profile
Gloucestershire Target 2020

Gloucestershire Target 2020

Gloucestershire Target 2020 is funded through the European Regional Development Fund. The project offers up to 5 days energy efficiency consultancy to 200 small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in Gloucestershire. The grants will contribute 35% towards energy saving measures and could be worth anything from £500 to £50,000.

The programme is called Target 2020 – Countdown to a Low Carbon Economy. The scheme 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
  • 35% funding towards energy saving measures.
  • Publicity through the programme's dedicated website and case studies.

Energy efficiency measures that can be supported include (but are not limited to):


  • Lighting and controls
  • Boiler replacement and controls
  • Insulation
  • Free cooling
  • Variable speed drives
  • Process equipment
  • Renewable energy production


The programme is open to SMEs who are based in Gloucestershire, but due to funding restrictions the following sectors are excluded from this programme: synthetic fibres, textiles and clothing, motor vehicles, shipbuilding, coal and steel, agriculture, food processing, banking and insurance.

Read more about the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme on the UK Government and European Union websites.

Matt Williams

Senior Business Energy Advisor
01452 83 5075


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