More cash to help local businesses go greener

11:01, Tuesday, 1st March 2022

The Sustainability Business Grant – designed to help local businesses invest in low energy technology – is being reopened following a £75,000 top-up.

The grant was so successful it was oversubscribed, so North Lincolnshire Council is putting more Government cash into the scheme.

This will help protect the environment and safeguard local jobs.

Up to £10,000 will be available to local businesses looking cut their carbon footprint and embrace a more sustainable future.

The Sustainability Business Grant can be used to invest in energy production infrastructure such as solar PV panels or biomass boilers and building improvements including insulation and heat pumps.

It can also be used to buy energy efficient products including LED lighting and low energy equipment such as fridges and dishwashers.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “We all want a greener, cleaner future for the planet, and we can achieve that by putting North Lincolnshire at the cutting edge of sustainable technology.

“This grant is not just aimed at our larger industries – small businesses can make a big difference just by replacing their light bulbs or buying A+ rated appliances.”

“The Council is committed to being carbon neutral by 2030 and this Government money will help our businesses go a long way towards achieving that.”

The announcement comes after a £100,000 top-up to the Digitalisation Grant was announced in last week’s budget and was once again over-subscribed.

It follows more than £200m of Government cash into the area since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

More information on the grant, eligibility criteria and how to apply is on the Invest in North Lincolnshire website.