After our successful breakfast meetings earlier this summer, three new dates have been arranged where businesses can find out how they could receive grants or get free advice to help them improve their energy efficiency.
Helen Norris, Programme Manager for Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, said: “Our breakfast events to launch the project were really popular as they gave businesses the chance to see how better energy use can be better for the planet and their pocket.
“We have therefore decided to organise a second round of events in the same format, which will also be open to all small to medium sized businesses, whether they are a hotel, an office or a factory.
“The atmosphere will be welcoming and informal and there will be the opportunity for businesses to complete a quick application to take part in Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire while they are there.”
The project is open to businesses with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50m in the Greater Lincolnshire area.
Businesses in rented accommodation can also apply, provided the landlord agrees and the tenancy is for at least three years.
The aim is to reduce carbon emissions by supporting businesses to become more energy efficient.
This could be through a grant covering 38 per cent of the cost of measures such as a new boiler or new lighting are available.
A 12-hour energy awareness programme is also available and businesses which complete this will receive a free energy saving gift worth £500.
The £9.2m project is being run across Greater Lincolnshire by North East Lincolnshire Council over the next three years.
The council was awarded £5.4m funding from the European Regional Development Fund to deliver the project, alongside private sector investment.
The event is free but people wishing to attend are asked to register in advance online at www.eventbrite.co.uk – search ‘Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire’ or click the links below. A free breakfast and refreshments will be provided.
Breakfast meeting at Millfields Hotel, Grimsby on Tuesday 25th September: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smart-energy-greater-lincolnshire-intro-breakfast-tickets-49173807181
Breakfast meeting at Wortley House Hotel, Scunthorpe on Wednesday 26th September: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smart-energy-greater-lincolnshire-intro-breakfast-tickets-49173858334
Breakfast meeting at the Lincoln Hotel, Lincoln on Thursday 27th September: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/smart-energy-greater-lincolnshire-intro-breakfast-tickets-49173887421