Green Recovery vouchers

The Green Recovery voucher scheme will help small companies take advantage of environmental advice and services.

Businesses in Kent can apply for a voucher of up to £1,500 to implement an environmental project to help improve business sustainability, resilience and support economic recovery.

The funding is provided by the European Regional Development Fund C-CARE (Covid Channel Area Response Exchange) project.

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Businesses will be able to redeem a voucher for services in the following areas:

  • Design, supply and installation of energy efficiency measures.
  • Review, development and supply of waste reduction interventions.
  • Review, development and supply of sustainable transport solutions.
  • Design, supply and installation of biodiversity solutions.
  • 'Net Zero' transition planning.

Design, supply and installation of energy efficiency measures

Example projects may include:

  • lighting, heating, hot water provision (including controls), insulation, glazing and other positive improvements to energy use
  • machinery or equipment upgrades leading to improved process efficiency.

Review, development and supply of waste reduction interventions

Example projects may include

  • moving to sustainable packaging solutions
  • movement to ‘circular’ product and service design and working with supply chains to find solutions to waste challenges.

Review, development and supply of sustainable transport solutions

Example projects may include:

  • sustainable travel planning and fleet management software.
  • opportunities for working up local ‘eco clusters’ and buying groups to consolidate deliveries (for example, first and last mile logistics)
  • supply of green transport for businesses (for example, e-cargo, electric bikes and scooters) not covered by other initiatives.

Design, supply and installation of biodiversity solutions

Example projects may include:

  • wildlife corridors
  • pollinator and wildflower gardens
  • green roofs and living walls
  • local tree-planting and natural capital initiatives.

Net zero transition planning

Example projects may include:

  • consultancy support in benchmarking, development of environmental management systems, and staff and customer engagement activities
  • feasibility studies for transitioning to a more sustainable business solution.

To apply for funding your organisation must:

  • meet the EU definition of an Small or Medium Enterprise (SME)
  • be based within the Kent County Council geographic area (this excludes Medway)
  • employ fewer than 250 employees
  • have a turnover of less than £44 million
  • not have received more than £180,000 of public sector funding and support over the last 3 years.

We would consider applications from businesses in different sectors, including:

  • hospitality
  • leisure
  • food and drink
  • manufacturing.

Speak to an advisor (optional)

Before you apply, we recommend you speak to an advisor first.

They will carry out a needs assessment and advise you on which vouchers will provide maximum impact for your business and advise on other schemes that may be of interest; they will also help you with your application if needed.

Book an appointment by emailing lowcarbon@kent.gov.uk.

Apply online

Once you are ready to apply, you can complete our easy online application form.

Apply for vouchers

Applications will be open until July 2022, or until funding is depleted.

Activate your voucher

If your application is successful, you will be able to select a supplier from our approved list of service providers (PDF, 454.6 KB).

You can then contact your chosen supplier who will assist you going forward.