East Midlands

This list was last updated on 16 May 2023. Use our ‘add source of funding’ form to have a programme added to this page.


  1. Anywhere in the UK
  2. England
  3. East Midlands

1 Anywhere in the UK

These support schemes and networks are available anywhere in the UK:

You can also search GOV.UK’s list of active funds that help businesses become greener, or the UK Research and Innovation’s list of business competitions that award grants for green projects.

You can go to the Federation of Small Businesses or your local chamber for advice.

2. England

The following grants, schemes and support programmes are available in England:

East Midlands

The following grants, schemes and loan programmes are available in the East Midlands:

  • DE-Carbonise gives SMEs £1,000 to £20,000 in matching funds to develop renewable energy generation and lower carbon products – must be located in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire
  • Energy for Business gives up to £8,000 in matching funds for improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions – must be located in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire
  • Green Entrepreneurs Programme has a small grants from £10,000 to £20,000 and a large grant that starts at £100,000 – must be located in Derbyshire County
  • Low Carbon Workspaces gives SMEs matching grants of £1,000 to £5,000 for premises improvements that reduce emissions – must be located in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes or Northamptonshire
  • Sustainability in Enterprise gives SMEs expertise and matching funds up to £9,600 for sustainable business operations, building management, product design and employee engagement – must be located in the Greater Nottingham area
  • University of Derby’s Invest to Grow programme gives grants and loans from £15,000 to £250,000 to B2B companies in the East Midlands that create jobs in different sectors, including low carbon
  • Workplace Travel Service Grants give SMEs up to £25,000 for travel improvements such as electric vehicle chargers, showers and bicycle parking – must be located in Nottingham city