Small and medium sized businesses based in the Diplocks Industrial Estate, Hailsham are being invited to participate in a scheme to help improve their energy and environmental efficiency.

The scheme, led by Wealden District Council, starts this July for 12 months. It will be funded with £40,500 recently awarded from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme Charitable Foundation.

“This funding is fantastic news for our small and medium businesses,” said Cllr Roy Galley, portfolio holder for Economic Development. “This project will strengthen our green recovery and support Wealden’s SMEs in generating energy.”

Many businesses are looking to save money after a tough year. This project offers an opportunity to improve premises and working environments, cut costs and reduce carbon emissions.

The Council will be working with participating businesses to understand potential barriers to installing renewable technology and helping to overcome them.

Adrian Ramsay, Chief Executive of MCS Charitable Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Wealden District Council on this project. Greening business premises is an important part of the overall drive for net zero emissions in buildings and communities. This project at the Diplocks Industrial Estate will seek to develop a model for engaging SMEs and business premises owners in renewable technologies and carbon reductions. We will be working with the council to promote the learning from the project across the country.”

If you’re a business or property owner on Diplocks Industrial Estate and would like to be involved in the project, please contact sustainability@wealden.gov.uk