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Access to Work

Financial assistance is available to help organisations in Great Britain with any extra employment costs that result from employing a person with a disability.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding of a minimum of 20% of costs is required under some circumstances.

Eligible Expenditure

The money can pay for things like:

  • Adaptations to the equipment used
  • Special equipment
  • Fares to work if unable to use public transport
  • A support worker or job coach to help in the workplace
  • A support service for those who have a mental health condition and are absent from work or finding it difficult to work
  • A communicator at a job interview
  • The cost of moving your equipment if there is a change to location or job

Click here to view the guidelines.

Interested organisations should contact their Disability Employment Adviser at the nearest Jobcentre Plus.

Payment Procedure

Grants are usually paid in arrears for support that has already been purchased.

Grant Funding for LED Lighting & Other Energy Efficiency Measures

Low Carbon Workspaces grants can be used towards replacing fluorescent, halogen and other lighting types with more efficient LEDs or to install other energy efficiency measures, such as insulation, heating controls or double glazing.

It is a publicly funded programme with grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 available to small and medium sized businesses, to cover a third of the cost of their project.

LEDs typically offer:

  • A 50% to 75% reduction in lighting costs
  • A return on investment of under 5 years (or shorter still with a grant)
  • Significant energy and CO2e savings
  • A long lifespan and minimal maintenance requirements
  • Excellent light quality, beneficial to staff health and wellbeing

Hertfordshire based haulage company, Star Cargo, have recently been awarded a grant to install LED panels.  They are expecting annual savings of £1,200 and to reduce their carbon footprint by 4.5 tonnes CO2e.

For more information or to register your interest please visit the Low Carbon Workspaces website or give Rowan Wallis a call on 01494 927163.

Manufacturing Growth Programme

Are you an SME Manufacturer who could benefit from a grant?

The Manufacturing Growth Programme (MGP) is specifically designed to help SME manufacturers access funding towards specialist external consulting and coaching support to help overcome operating challenges and grow the business.

How much is the grant?

Claim up to 35% of the total cost of our project (min grant £1,000; max £3,500).  The grant is now available in Hertfordshire, subject to eligibility.

What can I use it for?

To bring in external skills, coaching, mentoring or bespoke consultancy to drive growth.  Support is bespoke so you get exactly the assistance you need.

These are just some of the areas MGP can help you with:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Quality systems
  • Supply chain development
  • Leadership and management training
  • Productivity and capacity
  • Innovation and R&D
  • Lean Manufacturing

Want more information?

Accessing the Manufacturing Growth Programme is quick and easy.  Contact Hemaxi Bhatt at hemaxi.bhatt@egs.live or telephone 07973 946529.  The website is www.manufacturinggrowthprogramme.co.uk.