A number of schemes are currently being developed in the county as part of bold plans for Cumbria to achieve a net zero carbon economy, including a potential new grants scheme which will match-fund carbon reduction schemes with up to £20,000.
That means businesses and constituted community groups could get financial support to help build a more sustainable, eco-friendly future post-COVID.
The money could be used to introduce a wide variety of new green measures or equipment, with LED lighting, small hydro power and electric vehicle charging points just three brief examples. Cumbria-based businesses with some activity in the Lake District National Park will be eligible, with applications expected to open this March.
To find out more about accessing these potential new funds, you can sign up to a free webinar here at 1pm on Thursday 4 March. This bitesize session will include practical information from the Low Carbon Lake District team, alongside inspiration from businesses who have already successfully introduced new measures to help reduce their carbon footprint.
Interested businesses can also be notified when funds are open for applications by registering for the Lake District’s grant newsletter here.