C-Care Green Recovery Voucher Scheme
Has your business suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic?
Need advice and financial support with green recovery?
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about many severe and lasting impacts for Kent businesses. The external funding (EU Interreg funding) secured by KCC for the C-Care project aims to provide practical support for local businesses to make sustainable changes and adaptations to their business models to aid green recovery and build resilience into the business to avoid business closures and boost future business growth. The C-Care partnership will design and deliver an innovative range of schemes to provide support to over 1,900 businesses and 4,500 individuals at risk of exclusion in the France-Channel England area to aid economic recovery.
As part of this project, the Sustainable Business Team at Kent County Council will lead on a green recovery voucher pilot scheme to provide support to Kent businesses. We are including a key ‘green economic recovery’ theme to encourage building back better in all sectors and in doing so, enable local suppliers of ‘green’ goods and services join a framework for a fully-funded (Interreg Channel-programme-derived) voucher scheme for 100-150 SMEs.
The £150K framework is set to provide local SMEs up to £1.5K towards energy efficiency measures, waste reduction interventions, sustainable transport solutions, biodiversity solutions and ‘Net Zero’ transition planning & feasibility studies. This will be another excellent opportunity to show our SME community the many ways they can improve environmental performance and realise some much wider commercial benefits.
If you are an SME interested in applying for the programme, please follow the link to where you can find more information and register your interest: Green Recovery vouchers – Kent County Council
As an outcome of this project, the Sustainable Business Team at Kent County Council has developed a Sustainable Business Toolkit. You can download the toolkit for free here: