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The following business areas are not eligible for DE-Carbonise grants but may still be eligible for a free audit and technical support:
The guide below should help you to check if your businesses is eligible. Please contact us if you are not sure about eligibility.
DE-Carbonise grants are from the European Regional Development Fund, which is primarily aimed at small and medium sized industrial and commercial companies. All grants are externally audited, and it is the auditor’s decision as to whether a business is eligible. For this reason we have to be cautious, because any grants that the auditor judges to be ineligible will need to be repaid to the funder.
The following questions will help you work out whether your business is eligible:
1. Is the business a Small or Medium Sized Enterprise (SME)? This is defined as a company with less than 250 employees and either a turnover of less than € 50m or a balance sheet total of less than € 43m. The business must be no more than 25% owned by a company that isn’t an SME.
2. Is your business in the “social care” sector? (provision of local social welfare facilities e.g. hospitals, nursing homes, fire stations, child-minding facilities, public sports facilities, parks, public libraries)
3. Does your business operate from business premises, paying business rates and a business electricity / gas tariff?
4. Does at least 50% of the business income come from trading (not including membership fees, grants etc.)?
Also, please note that for grants, the business is required to pay for all improvement works in advance and grants are paid on successful completion of the project. The minimum project size is £2,500 not including VAT (subject to the energy savings). Grants are up to 40% of the cost of the works.
If you are in doubt please contact us so we can make an assessment. Please be aware that it may take us a few weeks to process this information as we have to prioritise companies and projects that are clearly eligible.
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