Businesses urged not to miss out on funding pot to help cut energy and costs

Small and medium-sized Cambridgeshire businesses are being urged to take advantage of a limited pot of funding which can help them implement energy and money saving measures.

Grants are available from the Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme, which assists eligible businesses to identify energy saving opportunities and then invest in capital projects that implement energy efficiency measures. Grants are available up to a maximum of £20,000.

The funding has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund and businesses are being urged to ensure they make the most of this opportunity, because when Britain leaves the EU, opportunities to apply for European funding may no longer exist.

Applying for a grant is relatively simple, and support is available from the BEE project team to guide businesses through the process.

Antony Gough, BEE Project Manager, said: “This is a great opportunity for small and medium sized businesses to receive help towards implementing projects that will cut carbon emissions and in turn running costs.

“Our funding pot is limited and only available for a fixed period of time. We anticipate lots of interest so we’re encouraging businesses to get in touch and find out if they are eligible sooner rather than later, so they don’t miss out.”

The project is being delivered by the charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), Groundwork and Nwes. To find out more please visit, email or call 01733 882549.