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Business Support Available in North Somerset

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Welcome Back North Somerset

Welcome Back North Somerset is a project to help the area’s wonderful independent businesses recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and become more successful in the future.

Visit the Tomorrow's Tourism web page
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Green Business Grants

Green Business Grants help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make energy-saving improvements to their buildings and business operations. The grants of up to £15,000 pay for 50%-80% of eligible capital costs, depending on the business’ size, location, and project. A Carbon Survey is essential in applying for a Green Business Grant.

Go to the Green Business Grants page
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Sustainable Technologies Scale Up Programme

You could benefit from this fully funded specialist business and innovation support to help accelerate your growth. Delivered by specialists in sustainable technology.

Visit the Sustainable Technologies Scale Up Programme page
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Green Business Innovation Fund

The Business Innovation Fund supports businesses from a wide range of sectors to help develop innovative projects and products that not only fulfil market demand, but also deliver industrial growth. Research, development and innovation can help your business adapt for the future, get ahead of the competition, develop commercially attractive products, processes and services to reach new customers and create jobs.

Visit the Green Business Innovation Fund page
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Skills for Clean Growth

Skills for Clean Growth, in partnership with NatWest, will help address the skills needed to deliver the West of England’s net zero ambitions and vision for clean and inclusive growth. It will support SMEs in the region adapt and change as they transition to a low carbon economy, providing the leadership skills needed to build a clean growth strategy; and the knowledge and tools to achieve sustainability.

Visit the Skills for Clean Growth page
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Modern Methods of Construction Training

Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and offsite manufacturing are seen as the future with opportunities to improve productivity and attract new talent to the industry.

Visit the Modern Methods of Construction Training page
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Business In The Community - Toolkits

At Business in the Community (BITC), we encourage businesses to be ambitious when setting targets – remember that the Paris agreement only gives a 50:50 change of limiting temperature rises to less than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the target with the best chance of averting the climate crisis. So, we believe even a science-based target needs to be aiming towards 2030 rather than 2050 for the best chance of success.

Visit the Business In The Community - Toolkits page
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Business West - Trading to Net Zero website

We’re fully committed to safeguarding the environment and addressing the climate crisis. In December 2020, we were the first Chamber of Commerce in the UK to release our climate change position statement. As a carbon-neutral company we are focused on achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. To meet this ambitious goal, in reducing carbon emissions and in accelerating the decarbonisation of business activity across the region.

Visit the Trading to Net Zero page
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Business Declares An Emergency - campaign

We raise awareness across the business sector of the imperative to accelerate action to address climate change, biodiversity loss and social injustice. We celebrate all companies who declare. We are not perfect, and we are not judging others. We are part of a coalition of the willing looking to collaborate and accelerate action. We push the boundaries, facilitating conversations on the many complex challenges businesses are facing. We urge faster action than the Paris agreement.

Visit Business Declares An Emergency campaign page
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COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

The government has released guidance on the new COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF). This is a relief to be applied to a business’s business rates account and not a grant.

Visit the CARF page

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