Useful Links

Business Southend

Exclusively for small and medium businesses based in under the Southend local authority, Business Southend is a Regional Growth Funded programme with 30% grants available. Business support is also available through this funding!

Rochford, Castle Point, Basildon and Thurrock also have a small pot of money donated by Southend Council. Contact you local Economic Development team in your local council for further details.

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Low Carbon Workspaces

If your organisation is based in the South East of England - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent and Medway, Oxfordshire, Surrey or Sussex you could be eligible for funding. Funding can generally be used assist organisations to reduce the amount of money spent on energy, through the installation of energy efficiency solutions such as insulation, efficient glazing and LED lighting.

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Low Carbon Freight Dividend

Funding for businesses across Essex to transfer containers from the road into trains or coastal shipping. Grants are available up to £20,205 towards the costs.

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Ixion Holdings

Funded training and apprenticeship support for businesses across the Essex area.

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Essex & Suffolk Water

Essex & Suffolk Water offer free water audits and support for businesses in Billericay.

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WRAP’s priority is to prevent waste arising and to re-use and recycle resources, but an element of unavoidable residual waste will always exist. Creating energy from this residual waste, which would otherwise go to landfill, may be an alternative option.

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Energy Saving Trust

The Energy Saving Trust is a non-profit organisation, funded by government and the private sector, to provide information and advice to businesses, individuals and organisations on how to cut CO2 emissions by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy.

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Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Their principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development, playing a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government through their functions and roles.

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The Pyramid Resource Centre - A Thurrock Play Network Project

Your surplus waste products could provide a valuable source of entertainment, play and stimulation for young people ... and help the environment, all at no cost to you.

Call: 01375 387738


The National Materials Exchange is a free online service for businesses and other organisations that helps to keep reusable items in circulation and out of landfill. It works on the concept that one person’s waste is another’s resource; allowing items to be effectively and efficiently passed on and sourced. The online forum allows you to place adverts and pictures for available or wanted items.

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MAS East

The Manufacturing Advisory Service in the East of England (MAS East) is a dedicated source of support to engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses within the region. Our team of Specialists can provide you with support via our free manufacturing helpline, a fully funded one-day business review or through subsidised practical, hands-on consultancy support.

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Waterwise is a UK NGO focused on decreasing water consumption in the UK and building the evidence base for large scale water efficiency. They are the leading authority on water efficiency in the UK.

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