Big grants available for energy efficiency in Norfolk and Suffolk

Written by

Tim Greenhalgh

Posted on

July 16, 2019

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An EU-funded grants programme has been extended to help Norfolk and Suffolk businesses benefit from energy-saving projects.

BEE Anglia offers up to £20,000 to eligible Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).  The initiative means businesses gain through reduced energy costs, easing pressure on operating costs and building the bottom line.

Companies are able to install a range of measures that can save £1,000s a year, with quick return on investment, helped by a BEE grant that covers a proportion of costs.

The BEE Anglia programme supports eligible businesses with funding from the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the initial project was scheduled to end in March 2019 but has been given additional resources..

How to apply for BEE funding

SaveMoneyCutCarbon fully manage funding applications to the Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme, taking the strain off hard-pressed SMEs.

The experienced team here takes care of the whole process to win grants covering 20-40% of the costs of an energy-saving project for any eligible business, from detailed to survey, specification and installation.

Our field services team will conduct a full survey of a business’s premises to identify the areas for energy savings – which also help to reduce carbon emissions. We then fully manage the application process and install the cost-saving solutions.

The BEE funding is available to most SMEs, which covers most businesses with up to 250 full-time equivalent staff and with an annual turnover of less than €50 million (or an annual balance sheet less than €43 million).

Eligible organisations

Any business applying should have a primary enterprise focus, offering goods and/or services on a commercial basis so eligible organisations would include:

  • Sole Trader
  • Unincorporated Association
  • Limited Partnership
  • Limited Company
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
  • Industrial and Provident Society (I&P or IPS)

However, BEE rules exclude some business sectors:

  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products
  • Steel
  • Synthetic fibres
  • Statutory services; education, healthcare, etc.
  • Banking, insurance and other financial services

Your business must have received less than €200,000 of de minimis state aid over the last three fiscal years. BEE criteria apply to the primary business seeking a grant and to any “linked” businesses owned or that have a controlling interest in the business.

Contact us if you want to apply for BEE funding

Help with BEE funding

We can help you with your application

0333 123 5464

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