Climate change advice and funding for businesses

Information for businesses

Businesses of all sizes around the UK are committed to doing their bit to cut carbon emissions and protecting the planet. This page outlines some key information and funding available to local businesses.

Business climate leaders toolkit

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has produced a toolkit for small and medium sized businesses to support the Business climate leaders campaign. The Business climate leaders campaign is the latest phase of the government’s UK-wide Together For Our Planet campaign, which is encouraging everyone, including small businesses, to cut carbon emissions and help the UK get to net zero by 2050.

Signing up to the official Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Climate Commitment means small businesses will get access to resources and promotional materials to publicise their pledge, so they can show prospective customers evidence of their climate credentials. They will also be included on the UK Business climate hub’s list of businesses who have signed up and have the chance to feature in the campaign.

Toolkit: Industrial strategy guidelines and assets (industrialstrategy.frontify.com)
UK Business climate hub: Business climate hub (businessclimatehub.org/uk)

Workplace charging scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations. Find out more about grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure (GOV.UK)

Energy for Business

Innovate and collaborate with the University of Nottingham. Energy for Business can support energy innovators and those who want to become more energy efficient by forging links between businesses and world-class academics, researchers and graduate talent in the energy field. Delivered by the Energy Innovation and Collaboration Team and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this low-carbon innovation project offers product research and development, business support and capital funding to SMEs in the Leicestershire region.

More about business support for energy innovation (nottingham.ac.uk)

Choose how you move - sustainable travel grant

The walking and cycling team supports city and county businesses, who recognise the health, environmental and financial benefits of encouraging their staff to make commute and in-work journeys by active and sustainable transport, by offering a number of free initiatives. Leicester and Leicestershire businesses can also apply for business travel grants of up to £5000.

For more information on grants for active travel (choosehowyoumove.co.uk)

Green Street

Green Street (greenstreet.org.uk) is a planet friendly guide with around 30 practical actions to help small retailers and hospitality businesses work together to slash their carbon footprint and become more sustainable as quickly as possible.

Last updated: 16/05/2022 09:57