Free support for businesses in the Winchester district to help begin the journey to net zero, plus access to grant funding.
Meercat has been selected by Winchester City Council to help businesses access grant funding and reduce their carbon emissions. This support is free of charge and includes 1 to 1 consultations, online webinars and events.
The support also includes Zero, a certified support programme with personal Carbon Coach to help produce a Carbon Reduction Strategy & Action Plan. It also includes marketing support with certificates, logos and other artwork to help you win new business, meet tender criteria and improve your company image.
Grants can cover 40% of expenditure towards your business growth, up to a maximum of £10,000 and this is administered within the Clean Growth Programme by Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE).
Please book a call when convenient to you or call us during normal office hours on 01444 416529.
This support is funded by Winchester City Council and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
There are two grants available, depending on your business type, growth plans and carbon reduction ambitions. Please be aware that all grant funding is limited and applications are managed on a first come, first served basis. After our free consultation, we will be able to inform you of the criteria in more detail as well as other services available such as free green audits.
1. Energy Efficiency Grant
All businesses can apply for the Energy Efficient Grant, but please note that grants over £5,000 will need to deliver more significant results than lower value projects. The grant can also help to support the following carbon reduction tasks:
- LED lighting, insulation, heating or machinery upgrades, or renewable energy systems and other energy efficiency and other environmental improvements.
- Used electric vehicles.
- Projects that reduce waste materials or water.
- Renewables for energy/heat generation.
2. Business Development Grant
This grant is for businesses supporting customers to decarbonise or improve energy efficiency and those helping to preserve or enhance the natural environment. Business types include environmental advisors and consultants, those supplying energy efficiency products, manufacturers, green architects, green builders, recycling and re-use businesses and those supplying renewable energy and energy storage. The grant can be used to fund:
- Marketing and website development
- IT software
- Certification and accreditation
- Plant, equipment & machinery
- Materials and equipment for research and development
- Facilities hire e.g. specialist lab facilities for testing
- Product development and research
- Used electric vehicles
- Energy efficiency and other environmental improvements
Events & Webinars
These free, online sessions provide information on the need to remove carbon from the business, the benefits of doing so and how to access grant funding should financial support be needed. Book on today!
Who Are We?
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To find out if your business is eligible, please call 01444 416529 or book a 15 minute consultation.