There is currently funding available from East Sussex County Council and the EU to help small and medium sized businesses in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) improve energy efficiency at their premises and reduce costs through:

·         Free Site Energy Audits

·         £1,000 Energy Efficiency Grants

The Energy Audits are carried out by a qualified commercial Energy Assessor and provide recommendations for both quick-win and longer term energy and cost saving measure. Typically, initiatives that will result in cost savings of over £1,000 per year are identified.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available on a first-come-first-served basis, to both businesses that receive an audit, to implement the recommendations suggested, as well as other businesses that already have an energy saving project in mind. Amongst other measures, grants have been awarded to date for LED lighting, a new boiler and cavity and loft insulation.

Further details and grant application forms can be found at: www.sustainablebusiness.org.uk/energy-efficient-east-sussex