Energy efficiency guidance, birmingham

Low Carbon SME Project

Our remit is very specific: if you are an SME in the Black Country, Greater Birmingham and Solihull area and you’re concerned about energy, we’re here to help.

Low Carbon SMEs provides free, independent advice and grant support to SMEs in our target region on a whole range of energy efficiency challenges.

Our specialist strategies, experience and guidance are designed to set your business on a pathway to carbon reduction.

There’s no catch. We’re here to support your whole journey: right from the initial diagnostic energy audit, through to guidance on grant funding, to implementation and measurement.

Our Services
Low Carbon Diagnostic

Our expert engineers can provide an end-to-end service to optimise your energy system from assessments through to design and install.

Low Carbon Grant

Our expert engineers can provide an end-to-end service to optimise your energy system from assessments through to design and install.

Long Term Collaboration

Our expert engineers can provide an end-to-end service to optimise your energy system from assessments through to design and install.

Workshops

Our expert engineers can provide an end-to-end service to optimise your energy system from assessments through to design and install.

Locations

The SME Low Carbon project operates in GBSLEP (Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP Areas) and Black Country LEP. To check your eligibility please visit the FAQs Page or contact a member of the Low Carbon SMEs Team

  • Birmingham
  • East Staffordshire
  • Redditch
  • Tamworth
  • Bromsgrove
  • Lichfield
  • Solihull
  • Wyre Forest
  • Cannock Chase
  • Dudley
  • Sandwell
  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton
Service Map
Eligibility

To be eligible for any of the available support, companies need to meet the following criteria:

  • Employ less than 200 employees.
  • Have an annual turnover of not exceeding €50 million and/or an annual balance sheet not exceeding €43 million.
  • Be based in Birmingham, Solihull, Wyre Forest; Bromsgrove; Redditch; East Staffordshire; Lichfield; Tamworth and/or Cannock Chase.
  • Have received no more than €200,000 of de minimis State Aid in the past 3 years.
  • Meet the eligibility guidelines for Low Carbon SMEs support.
Suitable Business Types

The project aims to support all manufacturing sectors but particularly seeks to work with high energy users such as:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Cement
  • Foundries
  • Petrochemicals
  • Metal Cutting
  • Varnishes and similar coating
  • Construction
  • Printing ink and mastics.
  • Logistics
  • Restaurants
  • Manufacture of Paint