- Who can apply?
- What type of projects can LoCASE support?
- What do you need to do? What happens next?
- Questions and our Business Briefing online events
Who can apply?
Small and medium businesses (SMEs), social enterprise and charities based and trading in Surrey can apply to LoCASE.
To be eligible your business needs to have less than 250 employees, an annual turnover of less than €50million (approximately £44million), an annual balance sheet under €43million (approximately £39million) and received less than €200,000 (approximately £170,000) in State Aid. Please note that if your organisation is owned by more than 25% or owns more than 25% in another enterprise, they must meet the same criteria.
SMEs in the Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Economy/Environmental Goods and Services Sectors, businesses which sell green products or services such as plumbing, electrical, waste, landscaping, environmental management and assessment, architecture and water processing can also apply for a business development grant.
What type of projects can LoCASE support?
Energy efficiency grants
- Heating upgrade
- LED Lighting
- Second hand Electric Vehicles
- Electricity Generation
- Waste recycle, reuse
- Equipment upgrade
- IT move to the cloud
- Cooling upgrade
Business development grant
- Web and marketing
- IT and Software
What do you need to do? What happens next?
As part of the registration process you will need to complete and submit an eligibility questionnaire. It will be a series of simple questions about your business to validate your eligibility.
We will then be in touch to organise a Needs Assessment call to learn more about your business, discuss your project and see how LoCASE can support you.
We will provide guidance to help applicants understand the criteria and projects that can be funded and help you with feedback on your application. A panel reviews the applications each month and you are then informed whether you have been successful.
A grant contract will then be sent for you to sign. This is the point at which the project can start, not before. Once completed, you can claim the money to the value of the grant or up to 40% of the eligible costs.
The programme finishes in April 2023, so don't delay. It's only a few panels left to review your application.
If you have any questions please join one of our Business Briefing online events.
We are running regular Business Briefings as online webinars to present LoCASE and answer your questions. These webinars will last approximately 30 minutes.