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Grants and other support for businesses

The Lewisham and Southwark Business Advisory Service and the Economic Development team work with local companies and enable them to access information and funding to help them improve energy efficiency.

The Enhanced Capital Allowance  (ECA) was introduced in 2001 to encourage business to invest in low-carbon, energy-saving equipment. The scheme provides 100% first-year capital allowances on investments in energy-saving equipment against taxable profits of the period of investment.

Salix Finance provides interest free funding for UK public sector organisations to accelerate investment in energy efficiency technologies.

Banks also provide finance for projects to reduce energy consumption as part of their normal corporate lending. Contact your bank for more information.

RE:FIT (formerly Buildings Energy Efficiency Programme) is a Greater London Authority programme that offers public sector organisations a cost neutral way of reducing energy use in their buildings.

Other useful links 

There are a number of useful organisations and websites that can offer advice and support on how you can reduce the environmental impact of your business.

Energy

Carbon Trust Advice and guidance on reducing your energy use and information on interest free loads and grants available for energy improvements. 

Water

Thames Water Information for Thames Water business customers on how to become more water efficient.

WWF Water Risk Filter Free online tool to assess your water related business risks. 

Waste

WRAP Information on reducing waste and using resources more sustainably.

Sustainable procurement

GPP EU guidance on sustainable procurement. 

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