Utilise Plus programme

“The energy auditor showed us how to adjust the settings to most efficiently run our heating system as well as explained the benefits of low-cost measures such as draught proofing.”
Judith Brown, The Sheldon Hotel, Eastbourne

Energy Saving Grants

 

 

 

Eligible small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover up to one-third1 of the cost of energy efficiency projects. SMEs must meet the Utilise Plus programme’s full eligibility criteria.

If your organisation is not eligible for the Utilise Plus programme, find out more about our other grant schemes.

 

To receive a grant, applications must show:

  • Quantifiable energy and carbon savings.
  • Best practice over standard replacement.
  • That the installation is suitable for the business’ premises and activities.
  • That 3 different quotes for the work have been acquired.


How to apply

  • REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
  • We will contact you within 5 working days of registering to discuss the next steps in the application process.

Funding rounds

Please refer to the table below for project completion deadlines and their associated grant distribution periods. The current funding round is for projects which will be complete by 21 September 2018, for grants to be issued by 28 September 2018. Apply today to ensure you’re awarded a grant!

If your application is successful,  you will need to send us evidence of your project’s completion before your grant is issued. Once we’ve received all the required evidence, you can then claim your awarded grant. Evidence of the project being completed includes:

  • Photographs of the project before and after installation.
  • The invoice from your contractor for the completed work(s).
  • Your bank statement showing payment of the full project cost to the contractor’s bank account.
  • Your invoice to the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC for the grant amount.


Find out more

“Thank you very much for your support throughout this project. The lighting has made a great difference and we will also be saving money on our bills, so it’s win, win!”
Linda Baker, Westways Vending, Hailsham
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 The remaining two-thirds of the project cost must be provided by your organisation directly or through a non-EU funded source and you must be able to provide evidence that this match-funding is in place as a condition of any grant award.

Utilise Plus Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast in Horsham

On a clear morning in August, delegates arrived at Horsham District Council bright and early for a Business Networking Breakfast. This event was part of the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises reduce their costs and environmental impact by saving energy. This breakfast event was focussed on […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Spellman High Voltage Electronics

In Spring 2018, Spellman High Voltage Electronics was awarded a Utilise Plus grant of £3,500 for their LED lighting project. The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and offers grant funding and business support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The programme helps these organisations to reduce their energy usage, […]
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Upcoming Events

  • 04/09/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Bognor Regis
  • 12/09/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Earthship, Brighton
  • 10/10/2018 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Newhaven
  • 16/10/2018 9:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Croydon
  • 30/10/2018 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Tuppenny Barn, Emsworth
  • 08/11/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Crawley
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