What is the Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme ?
The Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme supports businesses with fewer than 250 employees based in Coventry and Warwickshire who want to save money on energy, waste and water bills and maximise low carbon opportunities. Activities are delivered by an established partnership of Coventry City Council (CCC), Coventry University (CU) and Coventry University Enterprises (CUE).
The Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme has now been extended to June 2023 and an additional £1.25m of funding for small to medium-sized businesses is available for energy efficiency measures.
Since the programme started in 2016, we are very proud to report that:
- £2.5m in grants have been awarded to 250 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
- There have been over 14,000 tonnes of CO2 savings
- 60 new jobs have been created
- 150 SMEs have received non-financial support
- 1450 organisations have joined the Green Business Network
Small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Coventry & Warwickshire will continue to be supported to be more energy and resource-efficient through our new grant-funded programme leading to cost savings and new opportunities. The fund provides grants and free energy and resource efficiency audits to help identify where energy, water and waste savings can be made, as well as low carbon product development
What you can get out of the programme
Businesses can access:
- energy efficiency grants
- the Green Business Network
- a free energy audit
- support to improve energy and resource efficiency, enable growth and adopt low carbon technologies
The CW Green Business Programme has been built upon the success of previous business support Programme’s across the region, and as such recognises the importance of the customer journey. As well as providing direct energy and resource efficiency support, the Programme works with key partners (e.g. other Council Programme’s, CWLEP Growth Hub, CW Chamber of Commerce) to ensure businesses achieve the best offering available to them as part of an integrated customer journey.