Business grants for a greener future

Have you wondered how West Sussex businesses can benefit from the conversation at COP26 to move forward their own plans for sustainability?

Published: 10 Nov 2021

Whilst COP26 is a two-week physical summit, where global politicians will meet to agree climate action, there are also opportunities for local businesses to ride the wave of COP26 to boost their own carbon reduction strategies, take meaningful action, and grow their business ambitions in the process.

A business that aligns itself with COP26 messaging can gain engagement benefits from customers, investors and employees. Visit the SME Climate Hub to see how you can demonstrate your commitment to achieving Net-Zero.

And for businesses ready to take action, there’s a growing amount of support including:

  1. LoCASE: grants and support - up to £10,000 for ‘green’ businesses or for businesses across sectors to improve their energy efficiency.
  2. Brighton Energy Co-op ‘Community Solar Accelerator’ business grants for Solar Photovoltaics and Electric Vehicle charging points.
  3. Innovate UK: Circular economy grants for SME businesses.
  4. DEFRA: Farming Innovation programme - including grants for solutions that have the potential to substantially improve sustainability. But hurry, some grants close in November and December 2021