Staffordshire Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP)

Staffordshire Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP)

LCBEP funding background

Staffordshire Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP)

The Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme is a European Regional Development Funded project that supports eligible business to reduce their carbon footprint and increase energy efficiency across Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire LEP areas. sben has made it their mission to support organisations to achieve long term sustainability and maximise business opportunities through innovative environmental activity.



  • Be situated in and trading from Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LEP area
  • Employ Fewer than 250 Full time Employees
  • Turnover of less than €50 million or a balance sheet of less than €43 million
  • Primarily trade business to business
  • Industries such as primary agriculture, retail, education facilities, social welfare, education facilities, banking and insurance are not eligible for support
  • Spend more than £3,000 a year on energy


  • 60% of the cost of energy or resource saving projects with grant funding between £2,000 and £20,000 dependent on the amount of carbon tonnes saved.


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

  • Energy Efficient LED Lighting
  • Energy Efficient Heating
  • Destratification Fans
  • Heat Recovery
  • Water Efficient Devices
  • Insulation Improvements
  • Replacement of old and inefficient machinery
  • Variable speed drives
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