Grants & Support


Free Energy Surveys for Small Businesses in Alton

Are you a small business worried about rising energy prices?

Energy Alton is offering free, independent and tailored energy advice to small businesses within seven miles of Alton. Energy Alton is a social enterprise run by volunteers that has been running a successful free home energy advice service for the past 10 years - which has now been extended to small businesses.

Trained volunteers are available to carry out free energy surveys at business premises. They will look at how a building could be improved to reduce heat loss and suggest a range of solutions, from draught proofing to insulation.

The survey will also cover advice around heating systems, hot water appliances and lighting plus how ventilation could be upgraded to reduce the risk of damp and condensation. It is followed up with a written report which details all the ways in which energy costs can be reduced plus information on installers and funding.

For more information or to arrange a free survey, email, call 07811 462 659 or visit Energy Alton. 


Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Central government boiler upgrade scheme for small non-domestic buildings

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) supports the decarbonisation of homes and small non-domestic buildings in England and Wales. The scheme provides upfront capital grants of up to £7,500 to encourage property owners to replace existing fossil fuel heating with more efficient, low carbon heating systems including heat pumps and biomass boilers.

Closing date: 31 December 2027, 11:59pm (opened 23 May 2022).


Petersfield Climate Business Grant

Do you run a new or diversifying business in Petersfield?

Petersfield Town Council's Climate Business Grant supports the development of environmentally friendly shops in Petersfield and it is open to applications from any business in Petersfield with new sustainable or climate-related initiatives or projects

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Green South Downs Accreditation

Get recognition for the work you are doing around sustainability!

The Green South Downs Sustainability Certification is a bespoke sustainability award programme created by the South Downs National Park Authority in partnership with Green Tourism for businesses based and/or working in the South Downs National Park.

The scheme helps businesses on their sustainability journey and get recognition for the work they are doing.


Go For Zero

Sustainable transport for your business

Go for Zero is a tool for SMEs thinking of buying an electric van, which allows you to compare ownership and running costs of e-van with your current vehicle. Go for Zero has been supported by Innovate UK to provide easy answers to help small businesses see the potential of switching to electric vehicles charged with clean energy.