Low carbon, less cost

Want to make your business low carbon, but don’t have a budget that stretches that far?

With a matched grant from the University of Central Lancashire’s Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project, it won’t have to.

MaCaW, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), wants to move more Lancashire SMEs to a low carbon operation. That’s appealing for any business because ‘low carbon’ means:

  • Lower energy costs
  • Positive PR from operating cleaner and greener, and
  • More successful tendering, because so many clients now have low carbon requirements

But what if you don’t have money in the budget to replace old, wasteful equipment? Matched grant funding from MaCaW can make life easier.

What is the grant?

Eligible Lancashire SMEs can access up to £15,000 of matched funding through a Low Energy and Renewable Technology Grant, funded by the ERDF, to purchase relevant low carbon technology.

What can you use the grant for?

Energy efficient heating systems, solar panels, LED lighting and more.

How do you get the grant?

Once we’ve checked your eligibility, you’ll get a minimum of 12 hours of funded support to identify carbon savings. A detailed Carbon Assessment Report and Action Plan will highlight your decarbonisation opportunities and we’ll support you in implementing them. Then you can access the matched funding.

MaCaW is a University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and supported by Boost, Lancashire’s business growth hub.

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