Energy efficiency grants for businesses

Apply for a smart business survey and grant

The council’s smart business grants scheme offers advice and funding to help small and medium-sized businesses in Ealing become more energy and resource efficient.

The scheme offers:

  • Expert impartial advice: A free onsite survey conducted by our specialist business advisors to identify energy, water, waste and raw materials efficiency and cost savings and a report of recommendations.
  • Financial support: A capital grant to implement recommendations e.g. upgrading a lighting system or piece of equipment where this achieves an efficiency saving.

Successful businesses will receive a support package of up to 80% of project costs, with the remainder match-funded by the business. The minimum grant awarded will be £750 and the maximum £15,000. This package is offered in partnership with the Carbon Trust and eligibility requirements apply.

Before you apply

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How to apply

Grants are awarded to eligible businesses on a first come first served basis. You are advised to register your interest as soon as possible.

If you don't have a specific project in mind and interested in the free survey and/or grant please fill in the registration of interest form first.

Register your interest

After registering your interest a business advisor will contact you to assess your needs.

If you have a suitable project in mind which meets the grant criteria and conditions please complete the grants scheme application form and email it to 

Make an application for a smart business grant

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2018.

How to increase your chances of getting a grant

In addition to meeting the grant criteria and conditions, projects which achieve the biggest environmental and cost savings will have the best chance of success. You can also improve your chances by implementing an environmental policy and/or staff awareness campaign and best practice guidelines for environmental management. 

Business case studies

Further information

For more information email: 

Financing schemes

If you require additional funding for your project, you could try the following schemes: