Funding for businesses
Environmental Sustainability Fund
As part of our overall economic strategy, and post-Covid recovery, we are supporting businesses within our districts via our Business Innovation Support Scheme.
The Scheme consists of four grants. One of the grants - the Environmental Sustainability Fund - could help you:
- improve environmental performance
- reduce energy costs
- use renewable energy
- lower your carbon footprint
You could get up to £2,500 towards changes that will help to reduce energy consumption.
You can apply online:
For more details (including eligibility criteria), please read the guidance notes.
Net Zero Innovation Fund Suffolk
The Net Zero Innovation Fund Suffolk is a fund, worth £100k, which has been set up to help businesses work toward achieving net zero. It is being funded by public sector leaders, via all district councils, in Suffolk. Carbon Charter are coordinating the fund on their behalf.
The grant will likely be between £2000 and £20,000, but other amounts may be considered (depending on the proposal).
There is no formal application process yet, but one will follow. In the meantime, you are able to email email@example.com for more information.
You are also able to read the grant's eligibility criteria online.
Funding from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (New Anglia LEP) works with businesses within Norfolk and Suffolk to foster economic growth.
Business Transition to Net Zero Grant
New Anglia LEP's Business Transition to Net Zero Grant is aimed at businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint, and increase productivity.
Grants worth between £25k and £100k are available - with a maximum contribution being 20% of the cost of development.
To be awarded the minimum of £25k, you must show total project costs of at least £125k.
Eligible projects include making use of clean and or renewable energy production, and the recycling of goods and materials.
To access the eligibility criteria - and to apply - please access New Anglia LEP's information about the Business Transition to Net Zero Grant online.
Growth Innovation Fund
New Anglia LEP's Growth Innovation Fund can help businesses invest in innovation, research and development.
Grants worth between £2500 and £25,000 are available - with a maximum contribution being 45% of the total eligible project costs.
Eligible businesses might include:
- Businesses who want help towards the cost of designing, building and testing prototypes of new products
- Businesses who wish to adopt digital technologies, to become more efficient and productive
To access the eligibility criteria - and to apply - please access New Anglia LEP's information about the Growth Innovation Fund online.
Plug In Suffolk
The Plug In Suffolk project is designed to improve electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure across the county, and provide an alternative for those who do not have access to off-street parking. The project provides open access community charge points across the county.
Installation of the charge point is funded by Plug in Suffolk, and the charge point will be maintained for a minimum of seven years - at no cost to the site holder.