RIFT Accounting and Kent Invicta Chamber selected to deliver LoCASE

Friday January 27, 2017

Kent Invicta Chamber, in partnership with RIFT Accounting, are delighted to announce that they have been successful in their bid to co-deliver the Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) project on behalf of Kent County Council.

The project, which has been designed to provide match funded grants of up to £10,000, has the aim of getting businesses to work together for a low carbon future.

The purpose of the grants is either to;

  • Help to cover the costs of energy efficient measures for SME’s
  • Enable businesses in the low carbon sector to expand and develop

So how can businesses become involved?

Well ask yourselves the following questions…

Does your business offer low carbon goods or services?

If they do, then grants of between £1000 and £10,000 are available to cover costs such as;

  • Purchasing equipment and machinery
  • Research and development costs
  • Marketing and website development
  • Business development consultancy

Does your business want to save money on overheads by installing energy efficiency measures?

If so, then grants are available of between £1000 and £10,000 to be spent on both parts and installation costs for items including;

  • LED lighting and controls
  • Energy efficient motors, drives and air compressors
  • Heat exchangers
  • Building Improvements

Tudor Price from Kent Invicta Chamber advised;

 ‘If you are thinking of applying for business development grants , your business should have projects that demonstrate business growth and job creation through the development, commercialisation or production of low carbon goods and services’.

So what do you need to do next if you are interested in providing services, or applying for a grant?

Firstly get in touch, either by email to abunn@riftgroup.com or businesssupport@kentinvictachamber.co.ukand one of the dedicated team will come back to you – and start you on the application journey.

Annette Bunn, Partnership Manager at RIFT commented;

‘Both Kent Invicta Chamber and RIFT will be delivering a number of events to ensure we can spread the word so that businesses in Kent can benefit from these grants. This is an exciting opportunity both for those applying for grants and businesses that could benefit from selling their services’.

As with all grants, there is paperwork involved, and there is a team available to assist with the paperwork to obtain the grants - so you can continue with the important thing to you 'running your business' .

We are looking forward to working with a number of Kent businesses over the next few months and seeing how this money can benefit the business community here in Kent.

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