The team at Grants 4 Growth have been awarding windfalls left, right and centre over the summer. With £2.5 million to award before March 2015, there is still plenty of grant money to go around if you get your application in fast.
Eligible businesses can receive up to 28% grant support towards investment in efficient machinery, building fabric or building services upgrades (e.g. plant, glazing, insulation, lighting and heating systems). Grants 4 Growth is easy to apply for and provides multiple benefits to recipient businesses because they also stand to reduce carbon emissions and utilities costs through their new purchases.
Matthew at Precision Marketing was looking for help to reduce his carbon footprint and also for ways to fund his low carbon investments. He worked closely with the Suffolk Carbon Leaders advisors during early 2014 and together they put in a successful application to Grants 4 Growth.
Matthew said: “Getting clarity and independent advice from Suffolk Carbon Leaders on low carbon measures was a fantastic help. With the level of capital expenditure required for implementation, having experts in the area on hand to advise Precision allowed us to proceed with confidence. Getting the grant support was the icing on the cake that is creating a greener business.”