Low Carbon Workspaces grants of up to £5,000 can now be used towards the cost of purchasing an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle for your business.
Low Carbon Workspaces grants are available on top of the Plug-In Car and Van Grants available from government. This means, for example, if you purchase an eligible electric car for £20,000 you could receive grant funding of £4,500 from government and £5,000 from Low Carbon Workspaces, meaning you would only pay £10,500.
Barry Mellor of LEAP Driving School, said: “I recently ordered a Renault Zoe and Low Carbon Workspaces have been able to provide me with a grant towards that purchase. The process was very quick and the team was available throughout the application.”
The cost savings of switching to electric vehicles and the introduction of sustainable travel solutions can be significant.
Low Carbon Workspaces Programme Manager Alex Beckett explains: “Small and medium-sized enterprises now have even more ways to save money with a Low Carbon Workspaces grant. The additional support we can now offer will be welcomed by those looking to embrace emerging technologies like electric vehicles, and we look forward to hearing from businesses about their exciting projects that might benefit from funding.”
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Low Carbon Workspaces grants are funded by the EU and exclusively available to businesses in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and the Black Country. The scheme is designed to help reduce local greenhouse gas emissions and works closely with the local Growth Hubs and local authorities.
To be eligible for the grant there must be a quantifiable fuel and emissions reduction against current business journeys. Grants are also available towards purchasing a pre-owned electric vehicle.
Get in touch with Low Carbon Workspaces to see how we can support your energy efficiency plans call 01494 927131 or email email@example.com to chat to the team.
As well as the new measures such electrical vehicle grant support, the grant can still help fund energy efficiency solutions such as insulation, LED lighting, double glazing, voltage optimisation technology, energy efficient boilers and workplace equipment (e.g. computers and printers). Making changes like these can have an immediate impact on a business’s energy spend.
The Low Carbon Workspaces funding comes via the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered by Ngage Solutions in partnership with Buckinghamshire Business First Growth Hub.