Does your business need help to become cleaner, greener and more resilient?
Adopting a net zero strategy makes great business sense; it saves money, protects the planet and builds resilience to economic, social and environmental changes.
Net zero means that you are putting no more carbon into the atmosphere than you are taking out of it.
The following packages of support are available to help businesses on their journey to net zero carbon emissions:
Resource efficiency support
Free resource efficiency audits are available to identify ways your business can save money, material resources and carbon.
Capital grant funding of up to £40,000 is also available to help you invest in energy-saving equipment. Common opportunities include:
- Upgrades to lighting.
- Improved heating, ventilation and cooling systems.
- Upgrades to make process machinery more efficient.
Circular economy support
The circular economy is a way of working that promotes the use of resources for as long as possible.
Businesses can benefit from up to 30 days of free consultancy support to identify and implement schemes to reduce waste, cut costs and develop sustainable products and services.
We could help your business to:
- Extend your product life through refurbishing or re-manufacturing.
- Pivot your business model by offering products as services.
- Reduce or re-use your waste materials more efficiently.
Which businesses are eligible?
Small or medium sized businesses (up to 250 employees) based in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.
Support is available for SMEs trading with other businesses (B2B). We are unable to assist businesses operating in the agriculture, banking and finance, retail, education and social care sectors.
Our business support team will provide you with further advice on eligibility.
Pontefract-based manufacturer, Dempsey Dyer, to save over £26,000 per year on energy bills and reduce carbon emissions following support from the LEP.
Circular Economy: save money, reduce waste and cut carbon emissions
Cleaner, greener strategies can make your business more efficient and place less pressure on your cash flow. With the current economic challenges, why not turn your waste into a source of resilience?
Support to help businesses prepare for a net zero future
The LEP and the Mayor of West Yorkshire are working towards creating a net zero carbon regional economy by 2038 at the latest. Businesses will play a vital role in this transition.
The REBiz project is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.