Businesses receive grant funding to help reduce energy costs

More than one hundred Doncaster businesses have benefitted from the Decarbonisation Grant with almost £300k paid out.

As part of Doncaster Council and Mayor Ros Jones’ pledge to become a net zero City, Business Doncaster has utilised Community Renewal Funding to establish and deliver a grant scheme aimed at supporting our local businesses to decarbonise.

103 Doncaster businesses have benefitted from the Decarbonisation Grant with almost £300k paid out between March and December this year.    

Any micro, SME business or charity in Doncaster could apply for the grant worth up to £3,000 to access initiatives that helped them become “greener,” more resilient to climate change and prepare for future energy price hikes.   

Business have been assisted with grant assistance towards the costs of:

  • Environmental audits
  • Building energy audits
  • Electric charge point installation
  • Purchase of alternative fuel vehicles
  • Efficient lighting solutions
  • Improved access point systems (new doors/shutters etc.)
  • Alternative fuel source for buildings (solar panels/wind turbines etc.), and
  • Improving insulation


Councillor Glyn Jones, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing and Business said “the Decarbonisation Grant is part of Doncaster Council’s commitment to become carbon neutral and create an environment in which Doncaster businesses can lower their carbon footprint.

“We are committed to investing in the future and creating opportunities for all by supporting and encouraging local businesses to invest in green initiatives that will support them to become more sustainable and competitive”.


This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund. The UK Community Renewal Fund is a UK Government programme for 2021/22. This aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches to prepare for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. It invests in skills, community and place, local business and supporting people into employment.

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