Two types of grant are available. Environmentally-focused businesses can apply for a LoCASE Business Growth and Innovation Grant, which can fund a variety of business growth projects, such as marketing, equipment upgrades and consultancy. A diverse range of businesses have got this grant, including those supplying renewable energy, energy storage and energy efficiency products, manufacturers, green architects and builders, recycling and re-use businesses, environmental advisors and consultants, and many more.
The second type of grant, the LoCASE Energy Efficiency grant, is open to any type of SME. These grants can be used for energy efficiency projects, such as LED lighting, insulation, heating or machinery upgrades, or renewable energy systems.
Zoë Osmond, Director, Clean Growth UK, said: “LoCASE is a fantastic opportunity for businesses across West Sussex to access extra cash to fuel their growth and reduce their carbon footprint. We’re delighted to be able to offer the funding across the county and work in partnership with West Sussex County Council. At Clean Growth UK we can also help companies develop the green products and services we need so urgently to address climate change, via links to the extensive specialist expertise available via our university hubs.