Green BELLE supports SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire to increase their energy efficiency, reduce their energy costs and lower their carbon emissions. Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available.

About Green BELLE

Green BELLE supports SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire to increase their energy efficiency, reduce their energy costs and lower their carbon emissions. Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available to support the installation of low carbon and energy efficient technologies in local SMEs.

If you are applying for a Green BELLE grant, your proposed measures should reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency.

Potential eligible measures:

  • Energy efficient heating systems and controls
  • Low energy lighting and controls
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Innovative low carbon measures, such as heat recovery systems

“Participating SMEs will receive a site visit, carried out by a dedicated Project Officer. The visit will be used to discuss the best energy efficiency options for their premises.”

SMEs can apply for a grant of £1,000 to £10,000, at 50% of the total project cost. The remaining contribution is required as match funding from SME.

Alternatively, SMEs are able to apply for two-day’s non-financial support instead of a grant. This support could include a thermal imaging survey, help to set up a staff behaviour change campaign or a more in-depth site survey. If you wish to access this support instead of a grant, please contact us directly.

Green BELLE is run by the Leicester Energy Agency, a team within Leicester City Council. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Leicester City Council.

Is my business eligible?

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Below you can find a short summary of the Green BELLE grant process. Click on the boxes for more information.

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