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Description of Project

We are offering free energy efficiency assessments which could lead to grants for businesses who wish to use their energy more efficiently, reducing costs and improving environmental credentials.

Step 1 We assess your equipment, premises, processes and performance to find opportunities for improvements in energy usage.
Step 2 You can then apply for a grant for projects worth up to £50,000.  The grant intervention rate is 40%, For example, if your project costs £10,000, your contribution is £6,000 and we provide £4,000.

The grant can fund:

  • Lighting which includes movement / light sensors
  • Variable speed drives & compressors
  • Energy efficient equipment that leads to process improvements
  • Voltage optimisation & power factor correction
  • Systems offering better use of heat or waste heat
  • Energy efficient refrigeration equipment
  • Renewable technologies (where FIT’s & RHI’s are not claimed).
  • Energy efficiency behavioural change programmes.
  • Feasibility studies for the installation of equipment.
  • Consultancy to develop energy efficiency strategies, including most cost-effective route
  • Energy storage
  • Fast acting doors
  • Heating (including boilers), insulation and double/triple glazing

Please discuss other technologies with us to see if they are eligible.

Benefits to the companies
Small businesses are faced with high and fluctuating energy costs. The Business Energy Efficiency Programme will help local businesses to manage and reduce these costs, while improving their environmental impact.

To help business reduce carbon emissions and improve competitiveness through energy efficiency.

To qualify, your business must:

1. Be situated in and trading from Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Telford & Wrekin
2. Employ fewer than 250 employees
3. Have a turnover of less than the equivalent of 50 million Euros per annum or an annual balance sheet of less than 43 million Euros

Some industries such as primary agriculture and retail are not eligible.  Retail is defined as the provision of goods and services to the general public. This support is aimed at businesses who primarily serve other businesses. Other activities excluded are social welfare and education facilities, banking and insurance. Priority will be given to businesses that help meet the projects aims.

Full ERDF eligibility criteria applies.

The project is receiving up to £1,450,502 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. For more information visit gov.uk/european-growth-funding)

For all programme information and details of how apply please contact the team on 01905 677 888 or email info@business-central.co.uk


BEEP Registration and Assessment Form – Download here

For more information please contact the Membership team

goodbusiness@hwchamber.co.uk    01905 673611