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

We are now in our last funding round. We only have very limited funds at this point and grants will be awarded based on predicted energy savings and value for money provided by suppliers.

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: Sustainability Tour of Hepworth Brewery, Billingshurst

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed delegates to Billingshurst on a sunny morning in August for a Sustainability Tour of Hepworth Brewery. This event was held as part of the SBP CIC’s ongoing Utilise Plus programme which helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their costs and greenhouse gas emissions by saving energy. The event was […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Park Cameras

Based in Burgess Hill, Park Cameras sells photography equipment, as well as offering printing services and photography courses. In early 2019, Park Cameras received a Utilise Plus grant from the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC to install energy-saving LED lights. This followed a fully-funded Utilise Plus energy audit they received in late 2018. Funded by the […]
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@SustBusNetwork 2 days ago  What a great tour of @hepworthsbeer last week! 🍻 Find out about their #sustainability actions in or article. https://t.co/pDicbTM3Qr

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Upcoming Events

  • 03/09/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Canon HQ, Reigate
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