About the Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme

Living safely with COVID-19 

With Coronavirus undoubtedly affecting all of us, Coventry City Council is prioritising the minimisation of risk to our team, our stakeholders, customers and our organisation in line with Government guidance. With the lifting of restrictions, we are now able to provide a full face-to-face/on-site service, however the health of our staff, clients and stakeholders remains paramount. If you have any particular concerns then please get in touch with us directly to discuss further. For more information about how an energy/environmental audit will work for your business, download our handy checklist, which explains everything.   

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our advisors in the first instance please email greenbusiness@coventry.gov.uk  One of our energy advisors will then call you to book in an energy audit at your business premises.  We’ll aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours.   

Please continue to contact us at greenbusiness@coventry.gov.uk or telephone us on 02476 972513.  You can also follow us on twitter @cwgreenbusiness or visit our website www.coventry.gov.uk/greenbusiness Our priority is to continue to support organisations with the sustainability agenda.

Below are some useful links containing advice on business support whilst living safely with COVID-19.

Living safely with respiratory infections including COVID-19
COVID-19 financial support for businesses

Green Business Programme

We are excited to announce that the Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme has now been extended to June 2023 and an additional £1.25m of funding for small to medium-sized businesses is available for energy efficiency measures.

The Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme supports businesses with fewer than 250 employees based in Coventry and Warwickshire who want to save money on energy, waste and water bills and maximise low carbon opportunities.

We provide grants and free energy and resource efficiency audits to help identify where energy, water and waste savings can be made, as well as low carbon product development. Download our leaflet and watch how we have helped a local business grow. 

The Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme is partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is being delivered by Coventry City Council, Coventry University, and Coventry University Enterprises Ltd. 

Since the programme started in 2016, we are very proud to report that:

  • £2.5m in grants have been awarded to 250 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • There have been over 14,000 tonnes of CO2 savings
  • 60 new jobs have been created
  • 150 SMEs have received non-financial support
  • 1450 organisations have joined the Green Business Network

Our new three-year programme started in January 2019 and opportunities in the Low Carbon Economy will continue to grow, with a major drive to improve energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable energy.. If your business is looking to implement a renewable energy project or has the potential for high-tech green growth, support may be available to help your business grow.

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) in Coventry & Warwickshire will continue to be supported to be more energy and resource-efficient through our new grant-funded programme leading to cost savings and new opportunities. Benefits of the new programme include: 

  • Energy and resource efficiency grants - £1k-£50k (with 40% intervention)
  • Free energy and resource efficiency audits to help identify energy, water and waste savings
  • Continued free membership to the Green Business Network 
  • New scope of audits to include advice on waste and water savings
  • Access to other specialist support to enable growth and innovation
  • Free events, workshops and 1:1 support

To register your interest in the Green Business Programme please email the team at greenbusiness@coventry.gov.uk.

Coventry and Warwickshire Green Business Programme

Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street

Telephone: 024 7697 2513