BIFFA AWARD SMALL GRANTS
The scheme offers grants of between £250 and £5000 to support improvements and access to local amenities such as a community building, nature reserve, cycle path, playground, cultural facility or outdoor space.
To find out more click here: http://www.biffa-award.org/small-grants-scheme
THE SOLENT GREEN DEAL
The Solent Green Deal is helping people in Southampton and the surrounding area to make improvements to their homes to make them more energy efficient and reduce bills.
Homeowners can request a council approved assessment of their property to get impartial advice on what improvements they could have done such as loft, wall or door insultation, double glazing, smart meters, solar power or biomass boilers.
It's all part of the Solent Green Deal, which is a local scheme to help people make the most of the Government's national Green Deal, which offers loans for residents to make their homes more efficient before repaying them simply through their energy bills. The savings made should outweigh the cost of repayments. By using the Solent Green Deal, householders could save up to £800 a year on their energy bills.
An interactive home has opened in Atlantic Park View in Eastleigh demonstrating where and how people can make improvements, while also offering tips and advice on how to be more energy efficient.
For further information visit www.solentgreendeal.org.uk or call freephone 0800 052 2242
EASTLEIGH BOROUGH COUNCIL: SUPPORTING BUSINESS - FREE TRAINING GRANTS
One of the latest initiatives for small businesses is the new Training Grant. If you are a business with 10 or less staff, or self-employed you may well be eligible for a training grant of up to £250 per company. The grant can be for one or more staff.
Grants are awarded on a monthly basis for businesses based in the borough and their staff.
Whatever your learning/training need is we will consider it - whether it be to learn about online services, taking on new markets, financial or sales training for your business, up skilling in new technologies or foundation training such as customer services and marketing.
Full information and an online application form can be found by clicking www.eastleigh.gov.uk/traininggrant or speak to Paul Del-A-More on 023 80683835.