Event to help small firms grab green grants

Published: 3 July 2014 at 15:59

Anglia Ruskin to provide advice and money for small businesses in Peterborough

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Businesses in Peterborough are being invited to find out how they can get grants and support at a free event, organised by University Centre Peterborough in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University and Peterborough Regional College.

Firms attending can find out how they can get a grant for 40% of new hardware and software, under Anglia Ruskin’s Low Carbon KEEP scheme, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the East of England.

Anglia Ruskin’s Knowledge Transfer Assistant Manager, Gareth Jones, will give a presentation detailing how small and medium-sized enterprises can benefit from support offered by Anglia Ruskin, and in turn what Anglia Ruskin students can gain from a tie-up with local firms.

Jones said:

“A lot of businesses aren’t aware of the sheer range of grants they are entitled to. This event will give them a clearer view of what support they can get from us, an example of this is our Low Carbon KEEP scheme which rewards firms trying to carry out green initiatives.
“Small firms are a vital part of local economies in areas such as Peterborough, and we want to help them as much as we can while in turn benefiting from the experience they can offer to our enterprising students.”

There will also be an exhibition featuring stands from several different organisations offering different types of financial support and advice to local companies. A presentation into a new international research hub for Peterborough, encouraging the development of fossil fuel-free buildings, will also be given by Dr Jeremy Harrall of IDP SEArch.

University Centre Peterborough is hosting the event on Thursday 17 July from 5.15pm until 8pm. Refreshments will be provided. For more details and to book a place, visit http://bit.ly/peterboroughbusiness