West Northants Cost of Living Support

Price rises are affecting businesses, but there are plenty of things you can do to help manage this. A wide range of different resources and programmes are available to help you reduce costs, increase the efficiency of your business and boost your resilience, as well as helping you maintain the mental and physical wellbeing of yourself and your staff members.

Reducing your energy usage not only saves you money but will improve your green credentials, and help the planet too!

Here are some resources and programmes to help:

Green Recovery and Innovation Grants

SMEs in North and West Northamptonshire are invited to apply for a grant designed to increase innovation levels and improve the green credentials of local businesses.

The Green Recovery and Innovation Grant scheme offers match funding to local businesses for projects to increase innovation levels and improve the green credentials of local businesses. The grants are designed to support innovation and decarbonisation initiatives, particularly focused on projects that will create a significant, positive impact on the business’s future.

Applications must be received 31 October.

Find out more here.

OFGEM Business Advice

The Office of Gas and Energy Markets (OFGEM) has made available a range of tools, advice and information to help businesses reduce energy costs, as well as advice on looking for funding.

Find out more here.

Low Carbon Workspaces

Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium-sized businesses in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes grants of between £1,000 and £6,750 to cover up to a third of the cost of making energy improvements.

Learn more

The SME Climate Hub

The SME Climate Hub is a global initiative that empowers small to medium sized companies to take climate action and build resilient businesses for the future. By taking action to reduce your carbon emissions, you'll not only be helping the climate but  making your business more resilient by lowering costs and increasing efficiency.

Learn more

It is a worrying time for both individuals and business owners, and it's vital that you don't neglect your own mental health, or the mental health of your staff members and co-workers.

Growth Hub Mental Health Resources

A range of mental health advice, and links to tools and resources can be found on the Growth Hub website here.

West Northamptonshire Council Mental Health and Wellbeing 

Milton Keynes City Council has provided resources to support you to look after your mental health, which is linked to your physical health as well as relationships, education, training and work. This can be found here.

Supporting workplace mental health across the Midlands Engine region

MHPP is working with employers and employees across the Midlands to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace. Our support costs nothing and can lead to a happier, healthier workforce, which is priceless. Book a call today and after a short chat with your regional advisor, you’ll want to get on board.

Click here for further information