Climate Change

Support for businesses to improve their carbon footprint and improve climate resiliency

Are you are looking to adapt to climate change and improve your business resilience? You can access a huge range of net zero business support if you need to.  This includes but is not limited to the following schemes, more details of which can be found on the Carbon Charter website:

Support from Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

In addition to net zero business support from Groundworks, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils can also help you. Do you want to develop an innovative solution to sustainability for your business?  If that is the case, then our own Business Innovation Support Scheme may be of interest to you.

Furthermore, it is worth visiting the UK Business Climate Hub. The Hub is a collaboration between the UK Government, businesses and business groups across the UK. The Hub is the UK partner of the SME Climate Hub, the global initiative which empowers small and medium-sized enterprises to take climate action.

You can find details of all Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council grants for businesses on our grants page.

A helping hand

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership also has the Business Transition to Net Zero grant.  Is your business in Norfolk or Suffolk? Do you have ambitions to reduce your carbon footprint and increase productivity? Grants between £25k and £100k are available, with a maximum intervention rate of 20% of the cost of your development. To be awarded the minimum of £25k, you must show total project costs of at least £125k. The scheme will fund capital developments, rather than LED lighting or the supply or installation of solar panels. With this in mind, eligible schemes will include those which improve productivity for the business and supply chain and make use of clean and/or renewable energy production and the recycling of goods and materials. Additionally, you will be taken though a consultancy to develop a decarbonisation plan, if you don’t have one already. These will include aspirations for energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste reduction, and a reduced impact on the natural environment.

Clean Growth UK is a pioneering university-based network of forward-thinking green businesses. They can help you to drive your net zero mission, all free or heavily subsidised.

More information about Suffolk’s Greenest County ambition can be found on the Green Suffolk website.

Start your net zero journey by becoming Carbon Charter accredited.