The West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund will run over the next three years and will open to eligible applicants across Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Applications for West of England Green Business Grants will be open in July, with between £1,000-£15,000 cashback available for:
- improvements to the energy efficiency of buildings – this could include insulation, heating and lighting
- and/or purchases to improve business operations, such as more efficient production or refrigeration equipment.
The West of England Local Energy Scheme, which will support small scale, renewable energy projects, will open to applications in early 2020.
The fund is supported with £1.7m from the European Regional Development Fund. Grants will be made available for up to 40% of eligible costs, leading to £4.2m in investment in low carbon schemes.