Net Zero Newport decarbonisation programme

Newport City Council has launched a new programme to help businesses and community groups to decarbonise.

The Net Zero Newport Decarbonisation Programme provides free energy-saving advice and grant funding to help local organisations reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions.

The free advice and match-funded grants up to £30,000 are available to local businesses and community groups with buildings in the Newport area.

The programme is designed to help organisations to:

  • establish baseline carbon emissions
  • implement emission reduction plans
  • actively fund projects aligned with sustainability objectives.

The programme aims to help stimulate growth in Newport’s low carbon economy and support the city’s journey to net zero by 2050 by investing in local businesses and community groups, people and skills.

The programme will offer the following:

  • FREE technical advice - on-site technical support to explore your low carbon project ideas and opportunities.
  • FREE decarbonisation plan, identifying opportunities for organisations to reduce carbon emissions through energy saving and renewable energy measures
  • The fund, to provide grants towards project implementation. Grants are available up to 50 per cent of the total eligible project costs, up to a maximum grant of £30,000.

For more information on the programme, email [email protected]

The programme has been funded by the UK government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.

The fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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