How to obtain funding for sustainability projects

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Food and beverage manufacturers are being urged to play their part in reducing carbon emissions and creating a circular economy.

Whilst there are many innovative ways to approach these challenges, it can be difficult to know where to turn to obtain the necessary funding.

Becoming greener shouldn't cost the Earth

There is mounting pressure on businesses to meet sustainability targets and prepare for developments in environmental legislation. And whilst businesses often have the best intentions when it comes to becoming more sustainable and keeping up with the latest green developments, it can be hard to justify changes to existing systems. We know that the financial impact is the first thing businesses assess when it comes to implementing new systems and processes. Another challenge facing businesses is knowing where they can obtain funding, either from the government or other sources.

What funding is available?

Veolia can offer a multi-faceted approach to helping your business make the most of funding opportunities. Firstly, we can keep you updated on government grants and legislation, ensuring that you get the most out of funding available to you. For example we can advise you on the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF), a government fund which is designed to help businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions through investing in energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies. We can also advise you on what you should be investing in, and which projects will lead to cost savings further down the line. We can help you to free up cash to spend on sustainability projects by improving your site's efficiency in other areas.

Veolia can help with funding

However, your business doesn't just have to rely on government funding, as Veolia can offer funding for projects which you see as valuable investments in sustainable technology. After an initial funding boost, new green projects often lead to cost-savings, making them a great investment. In addition, we can provide funding for more traditional utility / infrastructure projects, which can be difficult to obtain funding for elsewhere in the food and beverage sector. Worrying about funding should not be a barrier to your business becoming more sustainable. We can advise you on making the most of what is available to your business.


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