Businesses looking for additional help in implementing environmental initiatives can still apply for 50% match funding under the Improve Your Resource Efficiency (IYRE) programme.The funding is designed to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) go green, reducing their carbon footprint and improve efficiencies within their business.
Criteria applies to funding applications with a minimum project spend of £2,000 where businesses receive £1,000. The funding is available to SMEs in Dorset which are growth businesses. The amount received is dependent on the likely carbon saving. An IYRE adviser calculates the CO2 equivalent saving and develops the grant application for the business.
A range of environmental initiatives have been implemented by businesses using the IYRE funding including:
- Boiler replacements
- Lighting review and upgrading
- Insulation upgrade
- Replacing Motors & drives & compressed air units
- Recycling & waste reduction
- Working with environmental consultants
- EMS development and ISO 14001 certification
Businesses have used funding to help with recycling programmes
The IYRE funding programme closes at the end of the year, so if you’re interested in finding out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget Lulu Consulting is running a series of environmental masterclasses – Reducing Your Carbon Footprint – over the next few months. See our Environmental Masterclasses page for more details.