Welcome to Hertfordshire LEP
Hertfordshire LEP has secured access to a regional EU grant programme to help the county’s SMEs buy plant, machinery and equipment to either improve energy efficiency, reduce waste or raise productivity.
The grant which is worth up to 28% of eligible costs will provide valuable help to SMEs hesitant about investing in environmental or innovative technologies. Investment is conditional on projects being able to show a direct employment benefit in terms of job creation and/or the safeguarding of current jobs.
The scheme which is cost neutral to the LEP, will add a much needed stimulus to hard pressed SMEs currently holding back on investment. Enterprise and Innovation Programme Board Chair, Martino Picardo said, “I am delighted that we able to announce the launch of this programme. It is our hope that Hertfordshire SMEs will take full advantage of the scheme for the two years that it is available”
For details of the scheme and basic eligibility cirteria click here.