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Funding available

Cut carbon, cut costs

A Green Business Grant is designed to help SMEs purchase and install new products and equipment that reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, cut your utility costs and improve your energy efficiency.

Applications must help the business to achieve a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions when compared to your current baseline emissions.

Grant is available first come, first served. A total of £2million will be made available up to March 2025. Applications are assessed on their own merit against set criteria and awards are made on a rolling basis throughout the grant window.

Am I eligible?

You must:

  • Have a trading address in the Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol or South Gloucestershire local authority areas.
  • Be able to provide suitable match funding for your project (required match is currently under review).
  • Be a legal entity such as a limited company, limited liability partnership, co-operative or registered charity.
  • Be a small or medium sized enterprise (SME), this means you must not employ more than 249 people.
  • Have had an independent energy or carbon assessment done that recommends the project you are applying for grant for.

The following organisations are not eligible to apply for this grant

  • sole traders, partnerships and businesses using cash-based accounting
  • community groups, sports clubs, village halls and similar entities unless you are a registered charity or applying through a trading arm
  • GPs, dentists, opticians, schools, colleges and similar
  • private domestic landlord businesses, home-based businesses, guest houses, care homes and similar
  • businesses in financial difficulty, such as collective insolvency.

What can I use the Green Business Grant for?

You can use a Green Business Grant to purchase and/or install materials, products and equipment that will result in a measurable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in your business.

Previous applicants have used a grant for:

  • LED lighting and better lighting controls
  • solar photovoltaic panels
  • roof, wall, pipe and technical component insulation
  • solar film to reduce the need for air conditioning in the summer
  • more efficient heating and better controls
  • air compressors and variable speed drives to improve the efficiency of manufacturing and processing equipment.

Your application must be supported by an independent advice assessment and verification that it is a worthwhile action to take, with estimated savings calculated and alternative options identified where possible. Our Carbon Surveys provide this advice free of charge , but you can also use a third-party consultant or assessor.

We will assess your application on its own merit against our criteria for value-for-money, deliverability and financial viability. More information on eligible projects, supporting evidence and assessment criteria is available in our Grant Guidance.