Carbon reduction grants for local businesses

Time is running out for businesses in Bridlington to apply for a free £8,000 grant to reduce their carbon emissions.

The grants, from CO2Sense, are available to small and medium sized businesses and can be used to install more efficient heating or lighting equipment, or spent on more efficient machinery that will help to reduce carbon emissions.

As well as a grant, each business will get a two day free environmental review and an action plan specific for their business, which will show them exactly how they could be making cost and carbon savings.

According to CO2Sense, not enough businesses in Bridlington are applying for the funding because many don’t believe there are no catches.

Joanne Pollard, chief executive of CO2Sense, said: “We have a brilliant opportunity for businesses to get funding for new, cost-saving equipment, but no-one seems to believe that in the current conditions, anyone would be giving money to businesses that they don’t have to repay.

“We want as many businesses in Yorkshire and Humber to take part as possible, but time to apply is running out.”