Funding and grants

Providing energy management solutions to SMEs across the region

Find out about the latest funding advice

There are many ways to increase the funding potential of your business. Our energy specialists have compiled a wide range of current grants and funding to support your business.
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The Business Productivity Programme supports B2B SME businesses in South Yorkshire to improve and measure their productivity. The grant will provide 50% of funding for projects up to £24,999. The maximum grant that can be awarded per business is £12,499. The other 50% must be provided by you, the applicant.

Funding: Business Productivity Grant

Location: South Yorkshire

Value: up to £12,499

Closing:  Autumn 2022

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If you’re a manufacturing business that is looking to increase technology usage and expand your business capabilities, the Made Smarter programme could help you access advice, support and even grant funding. 

Funding: Made Smarter

Location: Yorkshire and Humberside

Value: Free support & grant funding

Closing:  None

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The Government has announced the launch of its Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) to fund low-carbon technologies like heat pumps, solar and geothermal energy. The scheme is supporting the rollout of the next generation of heat networks, enabling more towns and cities to take up this established technology.

Funding: Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF)

Location: England

Value: Discretionary

Closing: 11 rounds until Nov 2024

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Up to £635 million of government funding will be made available to public sector organisations including schools, hospitals, NHS trusts and leisure centres to install low carbon heating and energy efficiency measures such as heat pumps, double glazing and loft insulation.

 

Funding:  Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Phase 3b

Location:  England

Value:  Undisclosed

Closing: Single-year project completion 31 March 2024

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The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) charge points.

It is available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man.

 

Funding: Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) 

Location: UK

Value: up to £350 per socket

Closing:  Undisclosed

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A support mechanism designed to ensure small-scale generators are paid for the renewable electricity they export to the grid. 

Anyone with one of the following technology types could benefit from the SEG (provided they meet the rest of the eligibility criteria) up to a capacity of 5MW, or up to 50kW for micro-CHP.

Funding:  Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

Location:  Great Britain

Value:  2-5.6p per kWh

Closing:  Undisclosed

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Take advantage of tax breaks available to help with new plant and machinery costs including a ‘super-deduction tax’ providing allowances of 130% on investments.
 

Funding: Super-deduction Tax

Location: UK

Value: 130% tax allowance

Closing:  March 2023

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The HSBC £500m fund is available for businesses with a turnover of less than £25m and will offer 1% cashback on loans starting from £1,000 to help SMEs invest in green activities.

Funding: HSBC Green SME Fund

Location: UK

Value: Discretionary

Closing:  None

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TechX’s Clean Energy Accelerator is an intensive 15-week programme for 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.

Funding: TechX’s Clean Energy Accelerator

Location:  UK

Value:  £100K

Closing:  September 2023

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The Future Proof Workforce programme will work with 250 Barnsley-based SME businesses to aid recovery from Covid. This support will help eligible businesses to identify opportunities to overcome challenges and arrange an action plan of support at no cost. 

Funding: Future Proof Workforce Programme

Location: Barnsley

Value: Free support

Closing:  22 September

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