Grants up to £5,000 to help businesses become more energy efficient

Reduce your business energy bills

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is offering grants  to businesses of up to £5,000 to fully fund projects to reduce their energy bills, and become more environmentally sustainable. 

As a delivery partner of ENE, the council is offering Welwyn Hatfield based businesses the opportunity to have a free, energy audit carried out which will identify key energy efficiency improvement opportunities. You will receive a concise report outlining key recommendations. Where the energy audit report demonstrates that your business would benefit by changing to LED lighting, the council will pick up the tab for the works!

We can also put you in touch with other delivery partners that may be able to assist with grants to carry out other low carbon works. For further information visit

Advanced car care specialist, AX Welwyn, is the first business in the borough to make the switch to LED lighting through the scheme.

Tim Ryan, Director at AX Welwyn, said: “Good lighting is important for our business growth – we can’t make cars look their best without it! Our workshop is so much brighter since we’ve made the switch and we’ll save on our energy bills. Added to the environmental benefits, it’s a win win for us.” 

Cllr Fiona Thomson, Executive Member for Climate Change, said: “The ENE project provides businesses with practical, on the ground solutions to tackling climate change. It makes it easy for businesses to understand where they can make improvements, but, crucially, how those changes can drive efficiency and growth. We expect demand to be high so don’t delay in registering your interest!”

How it works

We’ll provide FREE energy awareness training to support businesses make the most of being energy efficient and arrange to carry out an energy audit to identify where energy is being wasted. If the report identifies your business would benefit by changing your premises lighting to LEDs you will be eligible for a grant.

Get started

To start the process please check you are eligible and can make the commitments outlined.  Then register your interest.