Helping businesses meet the challenges of climate change.
Ngage has been at the forefront of delivering green business support since 2010 when decarbonisation became established as a key driver of economic policy. Today, we are one of the biggest suppliers of sustainability funding programmes to small and medium sized (SME) businesses in the UK.
Tried and trusted by the most prestigious British and European funding bodies and public sector organisations, our programmes support SMEs to cut emissions, incentivise innovation, save money and minimise waste. By encouraging businesses to ‘think global, and act local’, we enable the kind of real-life transformational change needed to turn policy priorities into impressive carbon emission savings.
Our flagship green programme, Low Carbon Workspaces, supports the shift towards a Low Carbon Economy by incentivising businesses to implement energy and carbon saving initiatives. After an initial ‘Green Diagnostic’, businesses can apply for a match-funded capital grant of £5000 toward the cost of infrastructure improvements. Through collaboration with creditable suppliers, the programme also stimulates growth in the local environmental technology sector and reduces supplier chain fragmentation.
Commencing in 2016, the project has to-date been rolled out across six areas including Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, The Black Country, South Midlands, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Berkshire Thames Valley. A wide variety of businesses have benefited – from a seafood wholesaler to a machine hire business and an industrial property supplier. To date, the programme has delivered a £5.5m GVA uplift and an annual saving of 2,285 tonnes of CO2e.
Ngage has partnered with many regions to deliver change-making interventions. Sustainable Routes helped businesses to develop smarter working practices and cut business mileage. Timber brought together partners across Europe to increase demand for biomass storage. The Woodfuel Woodland Improvement Grant (WIG) saw Ngage partner with the Forestry Commission to support the delivery of new road infrastructure into woodlands and marketing support to producers of sustainable wood fuel and timber products in Cumbria, The South East and South West. The LEADER programme has seen a whole range of green improvements in the rural economy from the introduction of non-plough techniques in farms to increase bio-diversity to supporting the production of the world’s first carbon and plastic-neutral rapeseed oil.
“This was the first time the Forestry Commission had used an external partner for grant delivery, and it was an extremely positive experience in terms of delivery, relationships, communications and achieving successful outcomes.”
“The grant from Low Carbon Workspaces allowed us to purchase and install a new wash bay. We now use over 40% less water, the soil and muck is captured and recycled appropriately and our machines still go out of the door sparkling!”
Take a look at the impact of the Sustainable Routes grant and see how the grant recipients benefited.
Take a look at the impact of the Grants for Eco Innovation grant and see how the grant recipients benefited.
Supporting the shift to a low carbon economy, this flagship programme reduces business CO2 emissions, while growing the local environmental technology sector. Using capital grants of up to £5000, the scheme part-funds commercial projects which downscale our carbon footprint. Typical projects include LED lighting, new boilers, solar panels, insulation, and more efficient machinery.
Match-funded grants up to £3000 to support the introduction of fully tested, market-ready products, services or processes with a low environmental impact.
Supported the sustainable production of woodfuel and other timber products in the South East, South West and Cumbria by incentivising investment in enabling infrastructure and marketing support with match-funded grants up to £200,000
Helped businesses to develop smarter working practices and reduce CO2 emissions caused by business travel with the aid of a £1000 capital grant.
The project was established to encourage companies to adopt environmentally-friendly behaviour which they could feed down through their supply chains and to their employees.
Targeting increased use of biomass energy, TIMBER brought together experts from across Europe to study the barriers to market growth, and developed a toolkit to enable partner regions to take advantage of emerging opportunities in the sector.