European Regional Development Fund: Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE)

Environmental

European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020’s Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) project helps businesses tackle and adapt to climate change. The fund aims to reduce costs by cutting emissions and to promote the opportunities of the low carbon market. To help achieve this goal, grants of up to £20,000 are available to small and medium enterprises (SME) in the South East.

To be eligible for support, businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • be a small or medium enterprise (SME). This includes:
    • employing 250 (FTE) employees or less;
    • having an annual turnover of £44M or less and an annual balance sheet of £38M or less; and
    • if another firm owns more than a quarter of your company, they must meet the above criteria.
  • your organisation must not have received more than approximately £180,000 of state aid in the last three years; and
  • your organisation must be registered and operating in the counties of Kent, Essex or East Sussex.

Grants can be used to improve your business performance and profitability. The grant will form up to 40% of the cost of your eligible project, with the remainder matched by your business;

  1. Any business can use this money towards having energy efficiency measures installed for their business. The grant can contribute to both the cost of materials or equipment and any installation. Projects which save on fuel/mileage are also acceptable.
  2. If your business offers low carbon (or “green”) goods or services, a Business Development Grant is also available to you. You can claim against costs such as marketing, consultancy, equipment, IT software, product/process development, accreditation and certification.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

Other Environmental Funds

Environmental Health & Social Care Local Grants

Orchard Community Energy: Community Fund

Saturday October 31st, 2020

Orchard Community Energy’s Community Fund awards grants of between £2,000 and £5,000 to charities from, and benefitting, the Kent districts of Swale and Medway. Projects should be ready to start in January 2021 and must address at least one of the following objectives: wildlife conservation; climate change; mitigation and/or adaption; the alleviation of fuel poverty;…

Read More
Covid 19 Environmental

Support Adoption For Pets

Support Adoption for Pets awards grants of up to £10,000 (or up to 30% of total annual expenditure, whichever is the lower amount) to charities and not-for-profit organisations whose main activity is either: the rescue and rehoming of UK domestic pets. These are cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, degus, mice, chinchillas, rats, parrots…

Read More
Arts & Culture Community Buildings/Halls Education & Employment Environmental Health & Social Care Heritage Older People Religion Sports Youth

Tesco: Bags of Help Community Grants

Tesco’s Bags of Help, administrated by Groundwork, awards grants up to £2,000 to charities and community organisations whose projects bring benefits to local residents. Funds are raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores. Applications are assessed by Groundwork to ensure they are eligible. To be eligible applicants can be either a voluntary or…

Read More
Environmental

The Rhododendron, Camellia & Magnolia Group: Bursary Fund

The object of this fund is to give small bursaries, maximum £1,000 per year, to support research and education projects specifically relating to Rhododendrons, Camellias or Magnolias, which further our knowledge of and/or promote these three genera. This could also be a grant towards travel expenses involved in carrying out the research. The successful applicant…

Read More