If you are looking for local experts who can work with you to understand your business and identify key actions you can make to take your clean growth aspirations to the next level, then the Energy Saving and Business Efficiency Grants programme is the programme for you. Through this programme GBSLEP provide grant funding to cover 80%, up to a maximum of £4,000, of the costs of a local consultant that will work with you to evaluate your business, and develop an action-focused report that can help pave the way to clean, commercial growth. The support received could include considering how the following can be pivoted sustainably:
- Business strategy
- Business models
- Product and service development
You can visit their Expert Consultants List to view organisations that have already expressed an interest in providing consultancy support for this programme, or you can select a supplier of your own choice. Applicants will be required to secure quotes from 3 suppliers to demonstrate value for money, and then choose the supplier that will best meet their needs. Applications are opened until 31 January 2023. Want to know more? GBSLEP have organised online events every Tuesday, from the 26 April 2022, for six weeks. They will be running the following events: · 2pm -2.45pm – Introduction to the Clean Growth Programme – this event is repeated with the same presentation each week. · 3pm – 3.45pm – Help with Getting Started and the Application Process – Their ‘5 Step Process’ – this event is repeated with the same presentation each week. · 4pm – 4.45pm – ‘Enabling Session’ – this will be different each week and involve guest speakers who will talk about various support services, technologies, etc that can help the businesses to become more sustainable.