Low Carbon Kent is a network of businesses tackling and adapting to climate change. We aim to reduce costs by cutting emissions and promote the opportunities of the low carbon market. This includes businesses who have green products/services or who are operating in an environmentally sound manner. We aim to bring these businesses together across Kent, supporting them to grow, creating jobs and enriching the clean growth economy of Kent. Kent County Council, with European Union funding, has set up this network to support businesses in the low carbon market. Joining the network is free and demonstrates that your business intends to take action on climate change. Why joining the Low Carbon Kent business network will benefit your business: •Cut costs by improving resource efficiency •Improve your green credentials •Develop an Environmental Management System according to the Steps to Environmental Management Scheme (STEM) •Be listed on our low carbon business directory if you offer “green” goods and services •Reduce fuel costs with advice on smarter working initiatives •Gain access to match funded grants if you offer low carbon goods or services •Gain access to match funding to help cover the cost of energy efficiency measures for small and medium businesses •Link to other funded services (e.g. loan funds, research grants, innovation vouchers) •Business networking events. Register your business and explore our services today at; https://lowcarbonkent.com/
As part of our desire to help the transition to cleaner, greener transport infrastructure, Kent County Council have secured £1.5M of Highways England funding to operate a two-year electric van scheme for businesses. The ‘Kent Realising Electric Vans Scheme’ is one action that we hope will help reduce emissions across the strategic road network by encouraging business fleets to switch to electric. The scheme is available to any Kent (and Medway) business who would like to ‘try for free’ an electric van for up to two months. This will be operated by the specialist team at Kent Commercial Services and will eventually lead to a range of 50 electric vans for trial throughout the county. The aim is that more businesses will be more likely to convert their fleets to electric if they have an opportunity to try these vans for an extended period, before committing to a purchase or long term lease. There has also been some capital made available to expand the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Kent and we are working closely with partners on installing further chargers at suitable locations across Kent. To find our more information and to register your interest, please email our dedicated team at REVS@csltd.org.uk or call them on 01622 236886 quoting Green Business Hub. The KentREVS free van trial offer is subject to T&C’s.
The Green Recovery voucher scheme will help small companies take advantage of environmental advice and services. Businesses in Kent can apply for a voucher of up to £1,500 to implement an environmental project to help improve business sustainability, resilience and support economic recovery. Businesses will be able to redeem a voucher for services in the following areas: 1. Design, supply and installation of energy efficiency measures. 2. Review, development and supply of waste reduction interventions. 3. Review, development and supply of sustainable transport solutions. 4. Design, supply and installation of biodiversity solutions. 5. 'Net Zero' transition planning. Before you apply, we recommend you speak to aur advisors first. They will carry out a needs assessment and advise you on which vouchers will provide maximum impact for your business and advise on other schemes that may be of interest; they will also help you with your application if needed. Book an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.kent.gov.uk/business/business-loans-and-funding/green-recovery-vouchers
Inn2POWER is a four-year Interreg project of eleven partners from the five leading offshore wind clusters in the North Sea Region – Denmark, United Kindom, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The aim is to expand the capacity for innovation and to improve access to the offshore wind industry for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by connecting offshore wind businesses in the North Sea Region. Objectives •Strengthening North Sea Region offshore wind clusters •Supporting SMEs to collaborate and enter new markets •Developing innovative concepts for port and harbour logistics •Facilitating access to test and demonstration facilities •Improving the skills and availability of personnel We're into the last year of delivery so seeking a big push on recruiting interested firms for development support, international collaboration and exposure to new markets and opportunities! Get in touch with us today at; email@example.com