Business Support

Thinking about making changes in your business? Our programmes and local partners can help you identify possible funding and connect you to experts who can offer advice and support.

 

 

Grants and funding 

Find out more about the New Anglia LEP Growth Through Innovation Fund

Find out about grants and free energy reviews from BEE Anglia. Grants available up to £20,000 (up to 40% of total cost) for projects which reduce the carbon footprint of a business.

Find out more about West Suffolk Council’s Solar for
Business and Energy Efficiency Fund

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund is a co-investment initiative aimed at SMEs in the East of England developing or deploying environmentally-beneficial technologies. Businesses interested in becoming ‘investment ready’ should also look at the investor-led programme, Invest East.

The Workplace Charging Scheme offers Government grants of up to £350 per socket to a maximum of 40 sockets per company available to encourage take up of EV charging in SMEs.

The Clean Growth Fund is
a £40m fund from from Government and from one of the UK’s largest charity investors, CCLA.  Clean Growth Investment Management (CGIM) are managing the Fund, which makes investments into start-up companies developing clean energy solutions. 

Useful training resources

Carbon Literacy Training for SMEs from the Suffolk Carbon Charter

Calculate your carbon footprint – a guide from the Suffolk Carbon Charter

The SME pensions guide – Why Net Zero pensions are good for SMEs

SME Climate Commitment – The UK Government’s climate hub for SMEs

Upcycle your waste – online courses 

Find out more about sustainable initiatives in this useful guide from the Suffolk Carbon Charter

Sector guides for Hospitality, Print and Retail from the Suffolk Carbon Charter