Helping your business go green
Support to make your SME greener
We all need to play our part in addressing the climate crisis, caused by fossil fuels and carbon emissions. The UK Government has set a target to be Net Zero by 2050 and that means big reductions for everyone – at home and at work. Many of your peers are already making changes to the way they run their businesses and you can read their stories here.
Business Gateway is keen to support you in reducing your carbon emissions and this page will carry regular updates on the projects we’re running plus any grants or schemes offered to Leicestershire businesses from other organisations.
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What green support do we offer?
Zero Carbon Seminars
In June 2021 we ran a series of highly successful webinars on green issues for SMEs. These looked at funding, greener travel, green innovations and changing the behaviour of staff. We hope to offer something similar in the coming months so please watch this space.
Green BELLE grant
One of the simplest ways to start reducing your carbon emissions is to apply for a Green BELLE grant from the City Council. Our Business Advisers can support you with this. The application is very easy and you get a response quickly. You can use the money to do things like replace your old lighting with LED lighting.
Be inspired by your peers who've gone green
Many local companies are already doing something to reduce their waste and their carbon emissions. They're also reusing packaging and choosing options that are recyclable rather than ending up in landfill. You can read their stories in our Blogs section.
Grants and funding for Green changes
There is money to support any green changes you might want to make and our Business Advisors can tell you more about finding it and applying for it. Often money that's available as Innovation Grants can be used for green changes because you're doing something different to reduce waste and CO2.