Green Project Funding

Find out about how you can secure funding to support ventures that will enable your business to be more energy efficient and environmentally conscious.

SHIRE Environment Grant

Do you have a new innovative project that aims to run in a green way? You could be eligible for funding from the SHIRE Environment grant, provided by Leicestershire County Council.

They are particularly interested in projects that meet one or more of the grant scheme outcomes which include:

  • To reduce the amount of household waste produced in Leicestershire
  • To reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions within communities
  • To improve biodiversity and support the creation, protection, enhancement and management of sustainable green spaces
  • To raise awareness and understanding on the above outcomes as well as providing necessary training and skills to manage and support projects.

For more info on the scheme and how to apply, click the link below:


NEW Business Support Grant

Leicester City Council and the LLEP are working together to support Leicester and Leicestershire SMEs through current business challenges including the effects of Covid19 and future rising energy bills. With a total funding pot of £250,000 available, local businesses can apply for grants up to £2,500. You should be looking to:

  • measure and formulate activity to improve your carbon footprint
  • invest in new equipment to improve business performance
  • use consultants to improve business performance (for example energy saving initiatives, waste reduction, increasing productivity, marketing etc)
  • invest in marketing services to increase, sustain and grow sales/turnover.

This is a one-off grant of £2,500 for eligible businesses. No match funding is required however, we will be more supportive of applications where the business is contributing to overall costs.


Choose How you move

This programme supports businesses, who recognise the health, environmental and financial benefits of encouraging their staff to make commute and in-work journeys by active and sustainable transport.

They can support your business through:

  • Business Engagement Scheme
  • Grants for Active Travel
  • Modeshift STARS Award
  • Cycle Courses
  • Travel Clinics
  • Electric Bike Scheme

Boiler Upgrade Scheme 

The government is providing grants to encourage property owners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). These grants can help property owners overcome the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.

The scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It runs from 2022 to 2025.

You can get:

  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler
  • £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump

You can get one grant per property.


Low-emission vehicles

You can get a discount on the price of brand new low-emission vehicles through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers. The maximum grant available for cars is £1,500.

The amount of the grant depends on which category the vehicle is in. The 8 categories are:

  • cars
  • wheelchair accessible vehicles
  • motorcycles
  • mopeds
  • small vans
  • large vans
  • taxis
  • trucks

Not all low-emission vehicles will get a grant. Only vehicles that have been approved by the government are eligible for a grant.