13.05.2014 0 Comments

Low Carbon Workspaces – First grants approved

Low Carbon Workspaces – First grants approved

Low Carbon Workspaces helps small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) identify opportunities to reduce energy usage, and offers a match funded grant of up to £5,000 to help pay for the installation of energy efficiency solutions.

The Low Carbon Workspaces team has now approved five applications for grant funding – enabling businesses to install a wide range of energy efficiency measures that include replacement boilers, low energy lighting, insulation and High Performance Insulation Film for glazing.

Project Manager, James Golding-Graham said: “The distance between the locations of our first three projects – Brighton, Crawley, and Reading, indicates demand among SMEs for financial support for the installation of energy efficient technologies, across the South East region. In addition, the applicants are from a varied range of sectors – managed offices, mechanical manufacturing, and energy consultants, demonstrating the versatility of the Low Carbon Workspaces grant to help increase the efficiency of businesses on a multi-sector scale within the South East region”.

“We have received more applications this week and encourage any advisors working with SMEs in the South East to get in contact. The Low Carbon Workspaces Grant is a fantastic opportunity for business to cut overheads and boost profit margins as well as cutting carbon. SMEs and advisors will be interested to know that payback for installing low energy lighting can be cut to under three years with the grant – an opportunity not to be missed”.

Grants are open to SMEs with an energy spend in excess of £3,000 per annum, based in the South East of England covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.

For more information contact the team today on 01494 569060 or email info@lowcarbonworkspaces.co.uk.