91% of Surrey's carbon emissions are generated from the homes and vehicles of our 1.2 million residents and 65,000 businesses. Many face significant challenges to decarbonise, but there is plenty we can all do.
Individuals can reduce their carbon footprint by changing the way they travel, shop, eat and by reducing their waste. Homeowners and landlords can create energy efficient buildings which use low-carbon heat pumps and maximise on-site renewable energy. We'll also continue to help low-income households to improve their energy efficiency and cut their energy bills by securing funding for low carbon heat pumps and installation, such as through The Green Homes Grant which recently provided £3.2 million for eligible Surrey households.
We're supporting small and medium sized businesses to reduce their carbon emissions by offering LoCASE grants of up to £10, 000 along with an environmental training scheme and events. Businesses can also help by setting ambitious climate reduction targets and offering low-carbon goods and services to residents.
We'll also continue to work with schools to encourage active travel to and from school and to empower young people to take action on climate change. Communities can also work together to improve neighbourhoods by supporting community energy, planting, active travel, sustainable commerce and carbon reduction projects. Your Fund Surrey provides capital funding for carbon reduction projects that reform communities.