Oh Yes! Net Zero Funding Webinar

11 November 2022

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Member exclusive webinar on accessing funding? Oh Yes!

Funding decarbonisation projects is a significant challenge for many organisations. Our webinar on ‘accessing funding to meet net zero targets’ brings together experts from Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme (HBEES), East Riding of Yorkshire Council, EY and Lloyds Bank who share their top tips for organisations looking to kick-start or continue their net zero journey.

A recording of the webinar, which took place in November 2022, is available exclusively for our members however, our panel have provided us with information about the support which they can provide to organisations, alongside links you may find useful.


Hull Business Energy Efficient Scheme (HBEES)

Contact: Phil Hall – Programme Manager


The Hull Business Energy Efficiency Scheme helps SMEs in Hull to save energy, and therefore money!  Their aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a staggering 750 tons per year.

As Programme Manager, Phil has helped eligible organisations to reduce their carbon footprint through the installation of LED lighting, smart heating systems, solar panels and EV chargers.

You can find out more about the scheme, including whether your organization could be eligible, at https://hullbees.co.uk/


East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Contact: Dawn Hall – Business Support Services Manager


East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Business Investment & Tourism Services team offer a comprehensive range of services for start-up and established businesses.

Business Support Services Manager, Dawn, and her team can help you to find grants, loans, venture capital or awards, relevant to your business needs.

You can find out more at https://investeastriding.co.uk/business-support/

Useful links:

Open 4 Business Portal – East Riding – search for funding opportunities in the East Riding area.

The Supply Chain Network – to help share intelligence regarding developments and assist in making business opportunities visible, accessible and winnable.



Contact: Kay Greenshields – Senior Manager – Global Grants, Credits & Incentives


EY work with a broad portfolio of clients to identify ways to support ambitious journeys to net zero, through maximising access to available incentives on a local, national and global level.  Their Global Grants, Credits & Incentives Team are well connected to the UK funding landscape and the practicalities of applying for funding.


Useful links:

Funding for innovation – this database pulls together innovation funding opportunities from across the UK and worldwide.


Lloyds Bank

Contact: Natalie Boswell – Regional Development Director, North East


Lloyds Bank want to help businesses with sustainable investments and provide support for their net zero journey.


Useful information & links:

Clean Growth Financing Initiative

Available for discounted lending.  If accessed for Asset Finance (vehicles, P&M etc) then your organisation doesn’t have to bank with Lloyds.

Humber Relationship Managers – Chris Teall & Darren Franklin

Grantfinder Tool (available for Lloyds business customers only)

For manufacturing businesses, Lloyds have just renewed their sponsorship of the Manufacturing Technology Centre and their Manufacturing Support Service has been expanded to include a sustainability audit. It is free to access for any SME business for a line walk with an MTC consultant to look at how the manufacturing business can improve their sustainability.  To arrange a referral, please contact Natalie or your Lloyds Bank Relationship Manager.

For property, Lloyds have a Green Buildings Tool which uses EPC information to review current status of buildings and potential improvements – this can be for property investors with a portfolio, building owners or tenants looking to improve their properties.  To register your business for this tool, please contact Natalie.


Aura Innovation Centre

Contact: David Robinson – Aura Innovation Manager


Accelerating carbon-reducing business ideas into viable solutions.

Useful links:

Sparkfund – low carbon R&D grants for small or medium sized businesses

Flood Innovation Centre a range of free services to help businesses become more resilient to flooding.


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