About Low Carbon Kent

About Low Carbon Kent


Low Carbon Kent is a network of businesses tackling and adapting to climate change. We aim to reduce costs by cutting emissions and promote the opportunities of the low carbon market.

The low carbon market includes businesses who have green products or who are operating in an environmentally sound manner. A recent study estimated that the market contributes £1 billion to the Kent economy, employing between 17,000 and 25,000 people. The network aims to bring these businesses together across Kent, supporting them to grow, creating jobs and increasing the economy of Kent.

Kent County Council, with European Union funding, has set up this network to support businesses in the low carbon market. Joining the network is free and demonstrates that your business intends to take action on climate change.

Why joining the Low Carbon Kent business network will benefit your business.

  • Cut costs by cutting carbon
  • Improve your green credentials
  • Develop an Environmental Management System according to the Steps to Environmental Management Scheme (STEM)
  • Be listed on our low carbon business directory if you offer “green” goods and services
  • Reduce fuel costs with advice on smarter working initiatives
  • Gain access to match funded grants if you offer low carbon goods or services
  • Gain access to match funding to help cover the cost of energy efficiency measures for small and medium businesses
  • Link to other funded services (e.g. loan funds, research grants, innovation vouchers)
  • Business networking events

Who can join

Any business with a vested interest in Kent can become a member of the Low Carbon Kent business network. However, free sustainable business support is only available to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) i.e. businesses with 250 employees or less and either a turnover of £44 million or less or a balance sheet of less than £39 million. If another business owns more than quarter of your business, they too must meet these criteria.

The Low Carbon Kent business network is funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020.