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Small Changes – Big Impacts

Through the Prosper business support programme, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Mid Devon are able to access advice and support to identify and help reduce their carbon footprint. This capital grant scheme complements that programme enabling enterprises to take positive actions to reduce their carbon footprint and reach ahead to a net zero future. 

What’s available? 

This scheme offers capital grants of up to 50% of the cost of investments that shrink the annual carbon of your enterprise. Projects that deliver savings on carbon / greenhouse gas emissions either directly or from e.g. saving energy, water or other resources / materials.

Projects should be - ideally - fast to deliver and ready to go.

Grants can be from £500 up to £5,000.

This is a small project/grant scheme, we will not accept applications for projects where the total cost exceeds £24,999.

Examples of capital works to improve the energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions include, but is not limited to: energy-efficient lighting and advanced lighting controls; thermal insulations; door/ window systems; low energy heating systems; low energy cooling units (industry specific); freight vehicle retrofit systems; high-efficiency tools and machinery and retrofit systems; low energy refrigerated storage and display units and systems; water use reduction products and systems; equipment/ systems to reduce, recycle or reuse the business’s waste streams; applying solar film to minimize the need for air conditioning during summers and renewable energy generation systems.

Please see the Scheme Guidance for full details.

How to apply:

Submit an expression of interest email to to request an application form.

Timescale of Programme

We will accept, applications up to Midday on 10th June 2024 and will assess and make funding decisions on an ongoing basis. After this date, the scheme will only reopen if there is still funding available to be allocated. Note that after 10th June, 2024, the grant criteria and prioritisation of projects may change.

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