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40% Marketing Grants for ‘Green’ Businesses in East Sussex, West Sussex, Brighton and Hove

Date: Sept 2022

Only available until end March 2023 (NOW EXTRA FUNDS UNTIL FIRST FEW DAYS OF MAY!)…. act now so you don’t miss out!

The Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme provides businesses with a grant (that doesn’t have to be paid back) of up to £20,000. 

If you’re in East or West Sussex or Brighton and Hove you can apply for a grant through Clean Growth UK’s South East Hub – the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform.

LoCASE Business Development Grant

Are you a business with sustainability at your heart? Perhaps you sell energy-saving products, or you’re making big strides in reducing your impact on the environment?

If so, you can apply for a business development grant. The money can cover business growth projects and energy efficiency upgrades in your business. Many types of businesses have qualified, from plumbers supplying energy efficient boilers to manufacturers using recycled materials.

What can the grant be used for?

  • Plant, equipment & machinery
  • Materials and equipment for research and development
  • Facilities hire e.g. specialist lab facilities for testing
  • Product development and research
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Website development costs
  • IT software
  • Certification and accreditation
  • Used electric vehicles
  • Energy efficiency and other environmental improvement

If you’re not eligible for a business development grant, you can still get money to cut your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Most businesses can apply for an energy efficiency grant, for projects such as LED lighting, insulation, heating or machinery upgrades, or renewable energy systems.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Employ 250 employees or fewer
  • Have an annual turnover of £44M or less and an annual balance sheet of £38M or less
  • If another firm owns more than a quarter of your company, they must meet the above criteria too

LoCASE is delivered in West Sussex with funding from West Sussex County Council and in East Sussex with support from East Sussex County Council.

Who to contact:

If you would like to know more, please let us know and we can have a chat. We’ll put you in touch with the right people at the Green Growth Platform – the local hub delivering the LoCASE funding.

Do get in touch, we’d love to chat through your marketing project.

Find out more about other marketing funding available:

  • If you are a manufacturer – there is 30% funding for marketing via the Manufacturing Growth Programme – read our blog
  • If you are based in Croydon, East Surrey, Gatwick Diamond, Brighton & Hove, Lewes and West Sussex, there is a 40% grant via Invest4 – read a summary here

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