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Funding Opportunities

Read about the Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme which aims to help businesses become more competitive and profitable while protecting the environment and encouraging low carbon solutions.


The LoCASE programme is supported by the European Regional Development Fund to provide a free business support programme in the South and East.

To help businesses, LoCASE provides grants of up to £10,000 as well as training workshops and fully funded events. Targeted business support is on offer for companies who offer “green” or low carbon goods and services.

Read a summary of the support available here.

C-Care Green Recovery Voucher

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about many severe and lasting impacts for Kent businesses. The C-Care project aims to provide practical support for local businesses to make sustainable changes and adaptations to their business models to aid green recovery and build resilience into the business to avoid business closures and boost future business growth.

The £150K framework is set to provide local SMEs up to £1.5K towards energy efficiency measures, waste reduction interventions, sustainable transport solutions, biodiversity solutions and ‘Net Zero’ transition planning & feasibility studies.

If you are an SME interested in applying for the programme, please follow the link to where you can find more information and register your interest: Green Recovery vouchers – Kent County Council

The Workplace Charging Scheme

The Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides eligible applicants with support towards the upfront costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints. Installing chargepoints is a great start towards electrify your fleet or encouraging staff to switch to EVs for commuting, all of which help reduce emissions and contribute towards Clean Air in Swale.

The WCS is open to businesses, charities and public sector organisations that meet the applicant and site eligibility criteria.

The grant covers up to 75% of the total costs of the purchase and installation of EV chargepoints (inclusive of VAT), capped at a maximum of:

  • £350 per socket
  • 40 sockets across all sites per applicant – for instance, if you would like to install them in 40 sites, you will have 1 socket available per site

EV Chargepoint Grant

The EV chargepoint grant provides funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle smart chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK. It replaced the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) on 1 April 2022. This grant is available to landlords, social housing providers and  or property factor.

You can also spply for funding to install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint infrastructure in parking reserved for staff or a company fleet as a small or medium sized company. This grant can be used in conjunction with the Workplace Charging Scheme, which helps fund the installation of chargepoints, but not the cost of chargepoint infrastructure.

South East New Energy

The South East New Energy (SENE) is a £6.4 million project to help businesses decarbonise their operations and learn more about how we can remove the barriers to rapid decarbonisation. SENE is offering a limited number of services free of charge via delivery partners. These include:

1) Free energy audits and surveys for renewable energy projects “I know I could save energy, but I don’t know how and don’t have the time to find out”. Our delivery partners can survey your facility and identify energy efficiency and renewable energy generation projects that can save you money. We will deliver a report listing the most cost-effective projects.

2) Grants of up to £30,000 towards investment in energy projects. We have a limited amount of grant funding we can provide to businesses that invest in energy projects. Grants are for up to 25% of project value and are typically no greater than £30,000.

Find out more and whether your business is eligible here.