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Green BELLE Grant 

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Application Deadline: 05/31/2022


About Opportunity

Phase 2 of Green BELLE is now open – offering grants from £1,000 to £10,000 to eligible SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire towards the cost of energy efficiency measures.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Both the business and the premises in which you wish to install energy efficiency measures must be within Leicester or Leicestershire.
  • Your business must meet all of the criteria listed below, to meet the EU definition of a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME).
  • Has fewer than 250 employees
  • Has an annual turnover that does not exceed €50 million or an annual balance sheet that does not exceed €43 million
  • No more than 25% of the organization is owned by an enterprise that is not an SME in itself
  • Your business must be within a sector eligible for support from EU funding programs.
  • Ineligible sectors include: (please note that this is not a complete list)
  • Banking and insurance companies, including insurance brokers
  • Provision of local social welfare facilities, for example, hospitals, nursing homes, fire stations, child-minding facilities, sports facilities, parks, public libraries
  • Farming, soil conservation and infrastructures
  • Building and renovation of housing
  • Your business must not have received over €200,000 in De Minimis State Aid funding over the last three rolling years.

Benefits

  • Energy efficient heating systems and controls, e.g. boiler replacements and heat pumps
  • Low energy lighting replacements (LEDs) and controls
  • Renewable energy systems – e.g. biomass, solar panels
  • Innovative low carbon measures, such as heat recovery systems
  • Replacement Energy Efficient Machinery – e.g. Air Compressors
  • Insulation
  • Building Energy Management Systems

Official Website: Green BELLE Grant 

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