Smarter Energy NEL

Smarter Energy NEL is brought to you by NELC, E-Factor and Grimsby Community Energy.  This pilot offers support to local organisations on their zero-carbon journey.

Smarter Energy NEL offers:

  • Fully funded in-depth energy audits
  • Up to 40% grants towards low energy solutions
  • Links to finance and Grimsby Community Energy for project funding
  • Informative workshops
  • Exclusive invitation to join The Smarter Energy Summit

Register here Smarter Energy NEL – E-Factor Business charities which are trading are eligible.  Religious organisations, non-trading charities are unfortunately not eligible.


Zero-Carbon Start-up Grants:

  • Purpose – to allow a change of process, new activity, which results in carbon savings and reduced waste. Examples:
    • a repair and re-use business which needs equipment to expand
    • more efficient equipment for a business which works at various locations without a site of their own
    • improved recycling / re-use facilities diverting more material from general waste
    • electric transport – possibly e-bikes for deliveries to replace cars
  • Requirements – to work with us to produce a case study and to share this on their website, marketing materials.  Great examples could become a video case study.
  • Need to be done and dusted by April/May/June at the latest.
  • Usual SME eligibility, includes sole-traders and charities which are doing some kind of trading (e.g. have shops)
  • Grimsby Community Energy have 8 grants to provide by May 2022
  • Up to £1000
  • No match required
  • Phone Vicky Dunn on 07932 086539 to discuss before filling in expression of interest if you want to explore an idea.