Pentagon Sport's story
As a result of the project, Pentagon Sport has reduced its energy use by 73%, saving £2,666 on its annual energy bills. It has reduced its business carbon emissions by 8.5 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The West of England Green Business Grants Scheme offers small and medium enterprises in the region capital grants to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and/or business operations. The grants of up to £15,000 cover 50-80% of eligible costs. The £1.7m Scheme is part of the Low Carbon Challenge Fund, which is funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund and the West of England Combined Authority’s Recovery Fund.
Useful learnings from Pentagon Sport
Whether it’s the UK government, one of the devolved administrations, or at a local council level, there are a number of green funding opportunities available for small businesses. It pays to look around for funds awarded to businesses that invest in green technologies to increase energy efficiency or reduce carbon emissions. Funding lists are constantly being updated as new funds become available, so keep an eye on local, regional and national government’s green webpages for current funding grants.
Pentagon Sport's metrics
Reduced carbon emissions.