Businesses and Climate Change
Climate change is no longer a debate. It’s a business factor. Fortunately, solutions to the climate challenge are already available and economically viable. Businesses and industry have a key role in implementing technologies and innovations to address climate change.
Green energy grant
Dover District Council has extended its successful town centre business grants scheme to help small businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint, become more energy efficient, and cut their costs. Small businesses with up to 10 employees can benefit from a Green Energy Grant for up to 50% of their project costs, up to £10,000.
The aim of the grant is to help small businesses:
- save carbon
- become more energy efficient
- save money
Low Carbon Kent
Low Carbon Kent is a network of businesses tackling and adapting to climate change. The aim of the network is to help businesses reduce costs by cutting emissions and promote the opportunities of the low carbon market.
Businesses who become members of the network can potentially access grants:
- Business development grant - £1,000 to £10,000
- Grant for energy efficiency measures - £1,000 to £5,000
- Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) grants - up to £20,000 (until March 2020)
Kent Wind Energy
Kent Wind Energy is a local network, online directory and information resource that supports local supply chain development and puts offshore wind farm developers in touch with local businesses.
Tel: 01304 872128