Micro-businesses in Bassetlaw with less than 10 employees are now eligible to apply for grants of up to £3,000 to spend on decarbonisation initiatives that would make their company greener and improve the natural environment, whilst growing the local economy.
The grant is divided into two phases. Phase 1 will include a grant of up to £1,000 which will contribute to the costs of a building energy audit*. The findings of the audit will recommend what decarbonisation measures could take place as part of Phase 2.
Phase 2 offers a grant of up to £2,000 that will contribute to the installation of energy efficiency measures, recommended as part of the building energy audit, and support the reduction of the business’s carbon footprint.
Cllr Jo White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business and Skills, said “This is a great opportunity for Bassetlaw businesses, whilst decarbonisation brings down energy costs and sets in place a commitment to meet climate change needs, it is an expensive process, and these funds will help small business take these very big and worthwhile steps.”
In order to be eligible for either grant, businesses must be located and operate within the district of Bassetlaw, have fewer than 10 employees, pay business rates to Bassetlaw District Council and have no debt to the council. Licences and planning applications must be granted before the Phase 2 grant is awarded.
Expressions of interests and applications opened at 12noon on the 26 July 2023, and Bassetlaw District Council is now inviting eligible businesses to put forward their expressions of interest and request an application pack by emailing UKSPF@bassetlaw.gov.uk.
More information on the UKSPF (UK Shared Prosperity Fund) business decarbonisation programme is available on our website.
*Grant funding issued as part of Phase 1 of the programme, shall only be used for payment of the Council’s procured Energy Auditor and shall be paid directly to the auditor from the Council.
Last Updated on Wednesday, August 30, 2023