Funding to help businesses go green

Small businesses that are looking to go green but are short of money could get help from the Improve Your Resource Efficiency Business Link scheme. The 50% match funding will continue until the end of 2013 and is available to SMEs.

The funding is available for specialist and capital grants, with the amount dependent on the likely carbon saving. To date businesses have used the finance to implement a variety of measures that have helped to improve efficiency, reduced carbon emissions and saved money.

These have included improving energy efficiency by changing lighting, putting sensors in areas that are infrequently used, insulation and replacing boilers; reducing waste and increasing recycling and working with consultants.

A Business Link adviser will be one of the speakers at the next Greening Your Business workshop, held on 22 September in Bridport. This free session will provide delegates information on reducing carbon footprints and writing environmental policies. Further information is available on our Events page.

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