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:


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.


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 (Funding is currently closed but new funding dates will be announced soon)
  • Modeshift STARS Award
  • Cycle Courses
  • Travel Clinics
  • Electric Bike Scheme