REECH project helping businesses to go green
An innovative project is helping companies to improve their environmental performance The REECH project is co-ordinated by Sefton Council but has a City Region-wide remit, malady and is offering help in specific areas including
- Free energy efficiency assessments for SMEs
- 50% grant towards energy efficiency works
- Grants for electric vehicle charging posts
REECH, patient part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), check has been installing energy efficiency work in the social housing sector for over 2 years. REECH in partnership with Groundwork Trust has now received ERDF funding for REECH into Business, which can fund energy efficiency work in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The basic aim of REECH into Business is to assist businesses control their energy, utility & resources costs, helping maintain competitiveness.
Neil Ash from REECH is keen to promote the service and believes it will offer tangible and attractive benefits to businesses looking to embrace low carbon thinking.
“If you are an SME (under 250 employees) and either own, or have at least a 5-year lease on premises, you could qualify for a free, detailed energy efficiency & resource assessment. This could lead to a 50% grant support towards any eligible energy efficiency work recommended in the assessment up to a figure of £10,000. Electric vehicle charging points can also be installed (50% of costs, minimum grant of £1,000).”