SME Energy Improvement Grants

The SME Energy Improvement Grants Programme provides grants to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Tower Hamlets to carry out energy reduction projects. Grants for up to 50% of project costs up to a maximum of £5,000 are available.

The programme aims to reduce the energy consumption and carbon emissions of SMEs, as well as lead to cost savings for SMEs through reduced energy bills.

Eligibile organisations

An organisation is eligible to receive a grant if they are an SME by meeting all of the following criteria:

  • Have no more than 250 employees.
  • Annual turnover of less than £25 million.
  • Not more than 25% owned by an entity which does not meet the criteria.

In addition, the premises where the measures will be installed must be in Tower Hamlets.

Eligible projects

The following projects are eligible to receive funding:

  • Energy reduction projects. For example lighting and heating upgrades, insulation and more efficient equipment.
  • Renewable technologies.
  • Any project which can demonstrate that it will achieve acceptable energy savings will be considered.

To find out more, read a case study of a completed project.

Applying for a grant

You can apply by downloading the SME Energy Improvement Grants application form.

Once you have submitted your application it will be assessed by a Grants Panel and SMEs will be notified if their application has been successful. Please note that projects cannot start until the grant has been approved.

Before completing the application form please read the guidance on the first page carefully. This gives you all the information you need on how to complete the application form and what is required to be submitted along with the form.

Once you have completed the form please send it along with the selected quote(s) for the project and the requested photograph to

If you have any questions about the programme please contact

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