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SMEs can apply for £1000 to get help to lower carbon

Release date: 11/02/2009

i10 – a collaboration of ten East of England universities – is now able to offer East of England SMEs the chance to apply for £1000 low carbon voucher to pay for up to two days’ consultancy with an i10 university of their choice. Fifty of these vouchers are available.

The low carbon voucher scheme aims to stimulate low carbon economic growth by offering help to small to medium sized enterprises (turnover of less than €50m or a balance sheet totalling no more than €43m, with 250 employees or fewer 1-250 employees with a turnover of no more than) located in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk.

The vouchers can be used for the following:
• Increasing profitability through low carbon efficiency
• Developing new low carbon technologies, products and services
• Creating sustainable business strategies
• Engaging consultancy, technical advice and R&D focusing on low carbon
• Bringing ideas to market
• Reducing your carbon footprint
• Keeping your business lean, mean and green

To apply for a voucher, you need to submit your project on the form provided at http://www.i10.org.uk/aski10  or talk to a business development managers on 0845 234 2314 and they will submit the Ask i10 form on your behalf.

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