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Delivering Energy Audits for New Phase of South Yorkshire Carbon Reduction Funding



We are delighted to be appointed onto the framework of the South Yorkshire Shared Prosperity Fund Low Carbon Project, created to help SMEs reduce their carbon emission.


We have been selected following the success we had on a similar Sheffield City Council-led project called the Low Carbon Business Support Project which ran in 2022.  


For that phase, our team delivered forty-three energy audits resulting in over £175,000 of grant funding being provided to businesses, and a reduction of 158 tonnes of carbon emissions every year.


Our specialist energy managers will be providing on-site energy audits, followed by detailed energy reports that will help companies identify savings and develop improvement plans.


About the grants

As part of the Low Carbon scheme, businesses will have the opportunity to apply for funding towards eligible interventions identified in their carbon survey.


The grant will part-fund interventions, with the business making up the rest of the funding itself.


  • For projects costing up to £24,999, you can apply for a 50% grant contribution of £12,500.

  • For projects costing more than £25,000, you can apply for a grant contribution of between 10% and 50% of the project cost.


The minimum grant you can apply for is £1,500 (for a project with a total cost of £3,000).

 

To be eligible to take part in this new scheme, businesses must:

  • be a Small or Medium Sized Enterprise (SME), meaning 250 employees or fewer with a turnover of less than £36 million

  • have commercial premises in Sheffield (the scheme cannot support home-based businesses)

  • not have received more than £315,000 Minimal Financial Assistance subsidy over the last 3 years (contact us to discuss this if you’re not sure)

  • be able to provide 12 months’ energy bills to establish baseline energy use (or however many months you’ve been in your premises, if less than 12 months)


To find out more including whether you qualify for support, please contact Business Sheffield on 0114 224 5000 or at lowcarbonproject@sheffield.gov.uk



The Low Carbon Project has received £3,445,606 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.



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