Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme
The Coventry & Warwickshire Green Business programme started in January 2019 and runs until June 2023. The Programme is run by Coventry City Council, Coventry University and Coventry University Enterprises. The aim of the Green Business Programme is to help SMEs based in Coventry and Warwickshire to save carbon, with grant investment for energy, water and waste efficiency measures.
The programme is open to SMEs based in Coventry and Warwickshire who can demonstrate they will make carbon savings with new energy efficient processes. Other eligibility criteria are that they employ less than 250 people across all sites, turnover is less than £50million euros and they can show that 50% of sales are being made through business-to-business.
Lower Clompton Farm Shop, Warwickshire
What funded solar PV can do for you:
- Produces electricity at 3-4p per unit, versus 15p per unit from the grid.
- Provides a payback in under 4 years.
- Typically gives a ROI of 25-30%.
- Avoids, on average, 20 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.
- Improves your green credentials.
- Provides access to low carbon technologies.
- Helps protect business against future energy prices increases.
Mypower are award winning installers of commercial solar PV systems of 50kW and above and we help businesses reduce their impact on the environment, while reducing their costs. The grant will reduce costs further and, although it is a straightforward process, we always support our customers through the application.
What are the minimum and maximum grant amounts?
The grants that are provided are up to a 40% match of capital investment with a minimum of £1000 and maximum £50,000. If the grant being awarded is less than £25k then only one supplier quote needs to be sourced. If it is over £25k, three supplier quotes must be sourced. Suppliers do not need to be based in Coventry and Warwickshire.
For more details on the benefits of solar PV and the grant application process, please contact us or call us on 01242 620894.
Or take a look at our commercial page. Further information can also be found at www.coventry.gov.uk/greenbusiness.