What is the Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme?

The Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP) will help businesses across Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire LEP reduce their carbon footprint and increase energy efficiency.

This project is part funded with support from the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 – 2020 and delivered by Staffordshire County Council in partnership with Keele University and Staffordshire University.

 Click here for a flowchart of the LCBEP process.  

 Support to businesses will start with free specialist low carbon advice in one of the following areas:

  • Energy Review or Energy & Environment Review
  • Environmental Management System (EMS) Gap Analysis
  • Low Carbon New Product Innovation Review

Apply for LCBEP Low Carbon Enterprise Grant of £2,000 - £10,000 (up to 60% of your costs covered)

  • Capital grants that enable investment to help make your business ‘low carbon’. For the installation of energy efficient measures in buildings, processes, products and services which will reduce carbon.
  • Revenue grants for further low carbon specialist advice e.g. environmental management systems,energy management systems, carbon foot printing, renewable energy feasibility.
  • Applicants must demonstrate greenhouse gas savings as a result of the grant.

Subsidised LCBEP internship (up to 60% of your costs covered)

Enlist the knowledge and expertise of a graduate placement for 12 weeks through our cost effective internship programme. An intern can support the implementation of recommendations made through the specialist low carbon advice.


Your business must meet the definition on a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) and be located within the administrative area of Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP.

Small to Medium sized businesses are enterprises that:

  • Employ fewer than 250 full-time equivalent persons
  • Have an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro or have an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euro.

Additional eligibility criteria apply; our experts will guide you through the process according the specific needs of your business, please click here for more details or give us a call on 01785 278108.

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