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Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme

The LCBEP partners are: Keele University, Staffordshire University, Staffordshire County Council and the European Union

The Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP) is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is designed to help businesses across the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP area to reduce their carbon footprint and increase energy efficiency.

The project provides:

  • Specialist advice on energy efficiency, environmental management gap analysis and innovative low carbon new product and services reviews
  • Subsidised 12-week internships, where the intern can support the implementation of recommendations made through the low carbon specialist advice
  • Capital and revenue grants of £2,000 – £10,000

Staffordshire University is a lead partner in this programme, providing specialist innovation support to both beneficiaries and the project leads, Staffordshire County Council and the Staffordshire Business and Environment Network.

The eligibility criteria for LCBEP are:

  • Business is an SME – fewer than 250 employees
  • Based in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent LEP area
  • The business turnover does not exceed €50 million or has a balance sheet exceeding €43 million

Additional criteria may apply. The project experts will guide you through the process accordingly to the specific needs of the business.

You can also connect to with the Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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