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Posted On: 13-05-2024
Posted In: Business and economy

Mid Devon District Council has launched a new grant scheme aimed at supporting small and medium-sized enterprises within the district to implement plans for carbon footprint reduction.

The scheme offers capital grants ranging from £500 to £5,000, covering up to 50% of eligible project costs, with a maximum project budget of £25,000. Projects should be fast to deliver and ready to go.

Eligible projects could be initiatives to enhance energy efficiency and minimise carbon emissions, including but not limited to energy-efficient lighting, low-energy heating systems, high-efficiency machinery, and renewable energy generation systems.

Full details regarding the Green Enterprise Grant are available on the Council’s website.

Councillor Natasha Bradshaw, Cabinet Member for Climate Change, said:

“We know that Mid Devon businesses want to take positive action on climate change, this grant scheme supports them in achieving this.”

Councillor Steve Keable, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration, added:

“Reducing carbon emissions is good for the planet and for business. Through this scheme we will demonstrate that small changes really do lead to big impacts in terms of reducing a business’ carbon footprint.”

Applications for the Green Enterprise Grants are open until midday on 10 June 2024.

Applications will be assessed, and funding decisions will be made on an ongoing basis, however Mid Devon businesses are encouraged to complete and submit applications as soon as possible.