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£10,000 business grant scheme for West Sussex

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Calling all West Sussex business support providers and networks

 

The Low Carbon across the South and East (LoCASE) grant scheme has landed in West Sussex.

 

Businesses on your patch can now get a grant of up to £10,000 to grow their business or make energy efficiency improvements.

 

The programme is being delivered in West Sussex by the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform, with support from West Sussex County Council.

 

Find Out More

 

Essential info

 

  • Grants are available to SMEs (fewer than 250 employees and less than £44m turnover).

 

 

  • The grant can cover 40% of a project’s costs. For example, if expenditure is £20,000, the grant would cover £8,000 and the business would contribute £12,000.

 

 

  • There will be a grant approval panel once per month

 

 

There are two types of grant:

 

LoCASE Business Development Grants are available to SMEs offering low carbon (or “green”) goods or services.

 

They can be spent on a variety of business development projects, including marketing, used electric vehicles, IT, facilities and equipment, consultancy and energy efficiency improvements.

 

LoCASE Energy Efficiency grants are available to any SME.

 

These grants cover renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, such as LED lighting, insulation, heating or machinery upgrades, used electric vehicles, or renewable energy systems. Grant can contribute to both the cost of materials/equipment and installation.

 

Please note that grants over £5,000 will need to deliver more significant results than lower value projects.

 

What can you do?

 

We want to spread the LoCASE message far and wide so that West Sussex can make the most of the funding.

 

You can help by:

 

  • Letting eligible businesses you’re working with know about LoCASE
  • Sharing the opportunity in newsletters and on social media
  • Adding it to relevant news or funding sections on your website

 

 

We’d also love the opportunity to attend any business events and speak about the opportunity.

 

Contact us for more information at J.Carpenter@brighton.ac.uk

 

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