Climate change for business

Reducing the borough's carbon footprint is a key challenge for the council and businesses have a large role to play in this. Carbon dioxide is the main contributor to climate change and it is important that businesses and individuals contribute towards reducing the amount that is produced.

Where to find help to make your business more sustainable

North Hampshire Sustainable Business Network

Sustainable Business Network logoAn established network organised by local businesses, local authorities and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce offering FREE half-day workshops and website with expert information for small to medium sized businesses.

Themes covered in the workshops can help you to win more business and cut costs. Previous topics have included:

  • Marketing your business as sustainable
  • Increasing tender success
  • Reducing overheads by being ‘greener’ (energy, water, procurement, waste, etc.)
  • Ensure your business is legally compliant
  • Setting up an Environmental Management System and sustainability reporting
  • Winning grants and securing funding.

These events offer expert speakers, peer group networking and great venues.

To join the database to be invited to all future meetings please contact visit the Sustainable Business Network website or call 01329 242420.

The Environment Centre

The Environment Centre (tEC) is a one-stop shop for environmental information in the South of England, providing practical support for businesses, schools, community groups, public sector bodies and individuals.


Formally known as The Green Grants Machine, j4bGrants is a broad source of information. You'll find details of grants, loans and awards available to help your business go green and save on energy bills. You'll also find information on more general funding options. Once registered their free access directory contains information on over £1.2 billion of funds available to help you:

  • purchase hybrid fleet vehicles
  • install solar panels
  • introduce a recycling scheme in the workplace
  • invest in green packaging.

Key features of the j4bGrants include:

Search for green funds
You get free online access to more than 350 green funding schemes. This includes the all important criteria and contact details to help you take the next steps.

Funding alerts
Never miss out on a funding opportunity again by registering to receive automatic funding alerts. You will receive an email to let you know when any new grants that match your profile are launched. You'll also get alerts if any changes are made to existing schemes.

Funding news
Make sure you’re the first to know about the latest developments in green funding though regular e-newsletters. These include information on any environmental regulations that might affect your business.

Find out what the council is doing about climate change.

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