For West Sussex businesses with less than 50 employees

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to small businesses based in West Sussex* to install energy saving projects at their premises.

>> Download an Application Form

What can the grants be used for?

Grants can be used to install measures that will demonstrably reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Eligible projects may include:

  • LED lighting
  • Lighting sensors
  • Heating controls
  • Draught proofing
  • Insulation
Up to £2,000 is available and no match funding required. There is £20,000 in the funding pot. If over-subscribed applications will be judged anonymously by a panel.

>> Full details and Application Forms

Deadline: 17:00, Friday 24th October.

The grants are funded by West Sussex County Council, and administered by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC, a not-for-profit company as part of the ERDF part-funded RE:Start Local programme.

Contact the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC on 01273 964239 or

More than 50 employees?

We hope this email isn’t a nuisance. Please do however pass on details of the grants programme to clients, suppliers or neighbouring businesses.

A second grants scheme is also open to businesses with up to 250 employees, typically offering up to around 40% total project cost. Run by a third party. Low Carbon Workspaces.

Why are grants available?

West Sussex County Council recognises that initial capital outlay can often be the barrier to businesses implementing energy efficiency measures. The grant is designed to help overcome this, and provide a catalyst for on-going improvement as energy cost savings can be re-invested in further energy efficiency measures.

*Who can apply?

Grants are available to small businesses with commercial premises in West Sussex where the project will be installed. The business must: Employ fewer than 50 people; Have a turnover no greater than £35 million; Have not received more than €197,000 state aid in the past three years; Not be owned by a group or larger company that does not meet these criteria.

Charities and public sector organisations are not eligible for funding. Please contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not your organisation is eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 17:00, Friday 24th October.