Growing the Low Carbon Economy
Across the South East
What Is LoCASE?
The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) Programme will provide a consistent, accessible business support programme across the South East LEP (SELEP) area to help businesses optimise their use of resources and adopt eco-innovative and low carbon solutions in ways that improve business performance in terms of resilience, profitability and competitiveness while at the same time contributing to the protection and preservation of the environment.
What Will It Do?
The project will provide business support to 1,050 SMEs, cut emissions by 6,510 TCO2, support 77 new businesses, introduce 80 new products, knowledge transfer with 47 businesses, create 270 new jobs in LCEGS sector, invest £18 million in business, and raise awareness of LCEGS to 200,000+ people.
How Will It Do It?
The LoCASE Programme brings together 3 key requirements for the growth of a low carbon economy – “Stimulating Demand”, “Supporting Supply” and “Transferring Knowledge”. This work will offer focused, individual support to SMEs, including social enterprises, across the SELEP area improving competiveness and creating jobs through increased energy efficiency and new low carbon business.
Where Will It Be Delivered?
LoCASE will be delivered over 3 years across the entire South East Local Enterprise Partnership region by each of the Delivery Partners, utilising existing extensive networks operated by individual Unitary, Borough and District Authorities. SMEs will be able to seamlessly access the programme through multiple routes. This will include local authority referral, growth hub referral, and engagement at awareness raising events and through peer to peer referral.