An introduction to the LoCASE Support Programme
News | 12-07-2022
LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South East) is a grant funding programme, offering SMEs in Surrey grants between £1,000 and £10,000, covering 40% of eligible costs, to help green your business and cut energy costs, along with an environmental training scheme and events. The funding is available for companies to implement energy efficiency measures, or business development for companies providing green products or services.
The LoCASE Programme objectives are to help small and medium businesses get greener, more competitive, profitable and future ready; to drive the growth of a low carbon economy; to lower carbon emissions from businesses and industries in Surrey and to create new jobs in the green economy by stimulating demand, supporting supply and transferring knowledge.
LoCASE has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and is being delivered through a partnership between Kent County Council, Surrey County Council, and other councils and universities in the South East.
LoCASE IN SURREY
So far 338 SMEs have registered and are getting support to define their project or already talking to LoCASE about their application. Of these 37 have already made successful applications. So far LoCASE has awarded total grants of £214,613.58 and saved 209.17tCO2e in Surrey.
The projects being funded are very diverse and range from LED lighting upgrade for a framing shop or fridge/freezer replacement for a fish and chips shop, to supporting a business to purchase equipment for research and testing of new biopolymer products, enabling a body care and hair care company to break into a new market and be listed in supermarkets. We will bring you more of the LoCASE success case studies on our Invest in Surrey social channels. In the meantime, don’t delay and register to start your own LoCASE greening success story.
The LoCASE PROCESS
Once you register, an online call will be set up with the Surrey County Council LoCASE team to understand your business and talk about your potential projects. It is like a virtual walk around and a chat about what greening opportunities could be considered.
If you still have more questions and aren’t quite ready yet to register, the LoCASE Surrey team hold business briefings every month for anyone to join and find out more about LoCASE. To book, please visit the Eventbrite page.Back To All