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

Please note that, as of 28 August 2018, Green BELLE has allocated all of its available funding and is no longer accepting grant applications.

To be placed on our waiting list, please submit a contact form.

 

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.

Green BELLE aims to:

  • Support 250 businesses with a grant or two day’s support
  • Achieve an annual decrease of greenhouse gas emissions of 1944 tCO2e

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.

  • Project Officer carries out site visit
    • The visit can be carried out at a time of your choosing, and will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour. It will assess the energy issues in your premises, and will be used to write a report and make recommendations for measures you may wish to apply for a grant to implement.

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