West Yorkshire Combined Authority REBiz project

West Yorkshire Combined Authority REBiz project

REBiz Programme Funding background

West Yorkshire Combined Authority REBiz project

The Resource Efficient Business (REBiz) programme provides advice and financial support for small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to become more resource efficient and adopt circular business models and practices. This programme is delivered in partnership with the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP), and available to businesses across West and North Yorkshire.  REBiz is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Northern Powerhouse Growth Deal. Through the REBiz programme, eligible businesses can receive advice and financial support to become more resource efficient. We also help businesses to develop circular economy business models and practices, helping you keep products and materials in use, by design, for as long as possible to get the maximum value from them.

 

Eligibility

  • The trading address where the support is needed must be within one of these Council areas: Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield, York, Richmondshire, Hambleton, Ryedale and Scarborough.
  • Your business must be an SME
  • have fewer than 250 employees
  • a turnover of under €50m or a balance sheet of under €43m
  • not being part of a larger group of companies that takes it over these thresholds.
  • Your business must trade in an eligible sector - this generally excludes primary agriculture and processing of primary agricultural products, banking and financial services, and activities related to education or social care. Your business must also be predominantly trading with other businesses (B2B) rather than directly with consumers (B2C). The programme will advise on this eligibility
  • You must not have received more than the State Aid De-minimis threshold of €200,000 of public funding in the last three fiscal years.
  • Your business must meet certain financial criteria, set by the European Regional Development Fund, which the programme can advise on.
 

Funding

  • Grant support is available for investments that can demonstrate a substantial carbon saving, usually equivalent to 1 tCO2e for every £650 of grant provided.
  • REBiz can give 40% support towards a wide range of capital projects valued between £2,500 and £100,000,
 

Projects

  • Variable speed drives and compressors
  • High efficiency motors
  • Energy efficient refrigeration equipment
  • Efficient heating and controls
  • LED lighting, including movement and daylight sensors
  • Waste wood heaters
  • Destratification fans
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Heat recovery and burner control
  • Solar PV and battery storage
 
To find out more about REBiz

Any project that delivers a carbon saving can be considered, typical projects include:

https://www.the-lep.com/business-support/growth-support/resource-efficiency/

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