Before applying for a grant, your business will receive a site visit, which will look at which measures might be suitable for you. Some measures that may be eligible for funding are listed below.

Is your business eligible?

To apply for a Green BELLE grant, your business must meet a number of criteria*:

  1. 1Both the business and the premises in which you wish to install energy efficiency measures must be within Leicester or Leicestershire.
  2. 2Your business must meet all of the criteria listed below, in order to meet the EU definition of a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME).
    • Has fewer than 250 employees
    • Has an annual turnover that does not exceed €50 million or annual balance sheet that does not exceed €43 million
    • No more than 25% of the organisation is owned by an enterprise that is not an SME in itself
  3. 3Your business must be within a sector eligible for support from EU funding programmes. Ineligible sectors include:
    • Banking and insurance companies, including insurance brokers
    • Provision of local social welfare facilities, for example, hospitals, nursing homes, fire stations, child-minding facilities, sports facilities, parks, public libraries
    • Soil conservation and infrastructures
    • Building and renovation of housing

*Full details of these criteria are available here.

For more information, or if you are not sure whether you are eligible or not, please contact the Green BELLE project team: 0116 454 2700

Potential Measures

To be eligible for a Green BELLE grant, the project your business carries out must increase the energy efficiency of your premises. More innovative projects and those that lead to larger energy savings are encouraged.

Before applying for a grant, your business will receive a site visit, which will look at which measures might be suitable for you. Some measures that may be eligible for funding are listed below.

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    Energy Storage

  • Illustration of a solar panel

    Solar

  • Illustration of a roof

    Loft Insulation

  • Illustration of a power button

    Heating Controls

  • Illustration of a light bulb

    Lighting

  • Illustration of light switch

    Lighting Controls

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    Efficient Machinery

  • Illustration of a boiler

    Boilers

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    Biomass Boilers

  • Illustration of a house

    Wall Insulation

  • Illustration of a house with a pump

    Heat Pumps

  • Illustration of a leaf alongside a factory

    Building Management Systems

Please note that this is not necessarily a full list. We cannot guarantee that all measures will be eligible for all businesses. The measures your business can apply for a grant to fit will depend on your premises and their energy use.