6 UK Local Sustainable Small Business Grants to Apply For Now

6 UK Local Sustainable Small Business Grants to Apply For Now

📣 CALLING ALL ECO-ENTREPRENEURS! A few regional green business grants and support programmes have caught our eye, so we thought we’d share.

South West - SSE South West Social Entrepreneurs Programmes

Run by the School of Social Entrepreneurs, the programme supports people in Somerset, Devon, or Bath and North East Somerset to start up or grow a social enterprise, charity, community project or impact-led organisation. Benefits include a free four-month intensive entrepreneurship support programme, a Match Trading grant (£5,000 – £15,000), 1-2-1 coaching and a supportive community of peers in a similar role to you.

Find out more at https://www.the-sse.org/courses/more-about-the-sse-south-west-social-entrepreneurs-programmes/

South and East England - Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme

LoCASE provides grants for businesses of up to £10,000 as well as training workshops and fully funded events for SMEs companies who offer “green” or low carbon goods and services.

Find out more at https://locase.co.uk/

Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme


This includes 3 types of grants for SMEs: (1) Energy efficiency grants of £1,000-£50,000 to fund up to install energy efficiency measures. (2) Low Carbon Innovation Grant of £1,000-£50,000 R&D funding for companies developing a low carbon product/investing low carbon tech. (3) Low Carbon Revenue Grants up to £6,000 to help commercialise low carbon products that are either new to the company or new to the market.

Find out more at https://www.coventry.gov.uk/coventry-warwickshire-green-business-programme/coventry-warwickshire-green-business-programme-1

New Anglia Local Enterprise for Norfolk and Suffolk Programmes

There are 3 types of grants available (1) Road to Net Zero Grants of £1,000-£25,000 to help local businesses reduce their carbon footprint, and can be used for energy efficiency, clean energy, supply chain engagement, behaviour change/education, reducing waste etc. (2) Small Grant Scheme with £1,000 - £25,000 grants to help you grow your business. (3) Growth Through Innovation Fund offers grants up to £25,000 for innovation, research and development. 

Find out more at https://newanglia.co.uk/funding/

South Lanarkshire Business Recovery and Growth Grant

A competitive, discretionary grant fund open to new and existing businesses based in South Lanarkshire to support their long-term sustainability and growth. It will provide 50% of eligible project costs (excluding VAT), up to a maximum grant award of £20,000 to fund specific activities to help recovery and growth.

Find out more at https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200279/support_for_business/1912/recovery_and_growth_grants

West Dunbartonshire Social Enterprise Growth Grant

This provides financial support of up to 50% of the enterprise's project expenditure, up to a maximum grant of £2000. The aim of the grant is to provide financial support to established and growing social enterprises to help implement growth plans more efficiently and become more sustainable in the long term.

Find out more at https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/business/grant-and-loan/social-enterprise-growth-grant/

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