Climate Action Fife is encouraging SME’s based in town centres and defined shopping areas to apply for funding towards energy efficiency and digital improvements.
A grant of up to £5,000 may be available to businesses through Fife Council’s Fife Town Centre Digital Improvements and Energy Efficiency Grant.
Eligible businesses can qualify for a £5,000 cashback grant towards measures such as a new boiler, LED lighting and double-glazing. Improvements must be completed before claiming the grant, which is available until 31 March 2023.
Climate Action Fife can also help businesses carry out an energy efficiency audit to help understand what changes could have the greatest impact in terms of reducing costs and carbon emissions.
Louise Oliver, Business Outreach Coordinator, Climate Action Fife said: “Improving energy efficiency is an important way for businesses to become more climate friendly and also reduce their bills.
“Businesses will need to act quickly to get improvements in place in time to qualify for funding. We’d encourage business owners to get in touch if they think they can benefit from this grant. We can also signpost to further support if this funding isn’t suitable."
Cllr Jan Wincott, Fife Council spokesperson for Environment and Climate Change said: “Fife Council is committed to investing in the future and creating opportunities for all by supporting local small companies to invest and grow their business. Through backing business growth and local jobs economic development is a top priority for the council - both to provide new opportunities for local people and so that we can support the local economy.
“We know that these are challenging times, and this is one of the ways that we provide support to small businesses based in town centres and shopping areas to make improvements and create a better environment for everyone.
“I encourage local businesses to apply for funding towards energy efficiency and digital improvements. Information on other free advice and support available from Scotland’s business support organisations is now available at https://findbusinesssupport.gov.scot/cost-of-doing-business”
For more information about how Climate Action Fife can help businesses become more climate-friendly contact Louise Oliver, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the Fife Town Centre Digital Improvements & Energy Efficiency Grant is available at climateactionfife.org.uk/business/