Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP)

The Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP) will help businesses across the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area reduce their carbon footprint and increase their energy efficiency.

SBEN LCBEP

‌This project is part-funded with support from the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014-2020 and delivered by Staffordshire County Council in partnership with Keele University and Staffordshire University.

‌Support to businesses will start with free specialist low carbon advice in one of the following areas:

  • Energy Review or Energy and Environment Review
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) Gap Analysis
  • Low Carbon New Product Innovation Review

APPLY FOR LCBEP LOW CARBON ENTERPRISE GRANT OF £2,000 - £10,000

Capital grants that enable investment to help make your business ‘low carbon’. For the installation of energy efficient measures in buildings, processes, products and services which will reduce carbon.

Revenue grants for further low carbon specialist advice e.g. environmental management systems,energy management systems, carbon foot printing, renewable energy feasibility.
Applicants must demonstrate greenhouse gas savings as a result of the grant.

SUBSIDISED LCBEP INTERNSHIP

Enlist the knowledge and expertise of a graduate placement for 12 weeks through our cost effective internship programme. An intern can support the implementation of recommendations made through the specialist low carbon advice.

ELIGIBILITY

Your business must meet the definition on a small-to-medium enterprise (SME) and be located within the administrative area of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Small-to-medium-sized businesses are enterprises that:

  • Employ fewer than 250 full-time equivalent persons
  • Have an annual turnover not exceeding 50million euro or have an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43million euro.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about the Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme, please visit www.sben.co.uk/LCBEP.