Fully funded offer for new members

Green Solutions

Is your business looking for support on how to reduce your costs and become greener?

Green Solutions is a programme that offers support to businesses in Staffordshire Local Authority areas (except Stoke-on-Trent) to enable you to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Green Solutions is funded by Stafford Borough Council, South Staffs District Council and East Staffordshire District Council using UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and Staffordshire County Council.

You can access support from any of these:

  1. Carbon Literacy Training. This FREE 8-hour training course will provide you the knowledge and skills to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can choose whether to attend an in-person or online course, and the training is accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, you can book a place on the course on our website.
  2. Energy Efficiency Review. This FREE review will look at your energy consumption and provide you with recommendations to save money and reduce your carbon emissions.
  3. Low Carbon Grant. A grant of between £1,000 and £20,000 (cover up to 50% of eligible costs) is available per business to implement any of the recommendations from the Energy Efficiency Review.

Visit the SCC website to express your interest.


Introducing Carbon Literacy Training:

To help your business reduce your costs and your carbon footprint at the same time, we are offering one FREE place per Staffordshire based business (excludes Stoke-on-Trent area) on a Green Solutions Carbon Literacy Training (CLT) course.



Environmental Sustainability GROWTHmapper – this programme is now extended until 2025!

Environmental Sustainability GROWTHmapper is a FREE business diagnostic tool available to Staffordshire organisations (excludes Stoke-on-Trent area). The tool has set of business assessment questions designed to underpin coaching and advice to help analyse and assist businesses on their environmental sustainability.

  • Funded by BEIS and developed by Oxford Innovation to help identify opportunities for environmental improvement and development within your organisation.
  • SBEN are proud to be the first to bring this service to businesses.

Carbon Tracker…read more

Carbon Tracker is SBEN’s online carbon footprinting and reporting tool that enables Staffordshire organisations to measure carbon emissions from their energy use, fuel use, travel, water consumption and energy generation.

  • Funded through Staffordshire County Council and developed by SBEN with The Environmental Quality Mark CIC, Carbon Tracker is available free to eligible Staffordshire organisations.
  • Carbon Tracker will help businesses measure business carbon emissions year on year, so they can focus their actions to reduce emissions and achieve Net Zero. A report will be generated for you to share with your board, colleagues, and customers to demonstrate your yearly progress.


Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme has now ended*

The Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP) helps businesses across Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire LEP reduce their carbon footprint and increase energy efficiency by taking advantage of:

  • A FREE specialist low carbon review around Energy Efficiency
  • Grant funding of between £2,000 – £20,000 (up to 60% of your net costs covered) to help businesses implement recommendations.