Guide Sustainability tips for your holiday property

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4. Funding and support

The options below provide information about the latest funding and support available to make your holiday business more environmentally friendly.

South West Manufacturing Advisory Service

The South West Manufacturing Advisory Service ( SWMAS ) have a programme called ‘make it net zero’. They offer fully funded support and have some grants to make improvements. SWMAS offer resource efficiency grants to small and medium sized businesses in the south west, property owners can claim up to half of the cost of carbon saving investments such as the installation of LED lighting, solar power, electric vehicle charging points and insulation.

Energy Saving Devon (previously 'Cosy Devon')

If you live in the holiday property yourself you may be eligible for up to 100 % funding towards retrofitting your property with energy saving measures ( subject to your household’s income and current energy performance certificate rating ). Check your eligibility at Energy Saving Devon.

Decarbonise Devon

Decarbonise Devon is using a platform called ESCO-in-a-box® to allow businesses to improve their energy efficiency and affordably transition to renewable energy sources.

The Devon ESCO ( energy saving companies ) finance options will enable small and medium businesses to immediately reduce their energy bills by installing renewable energy solutions. Examples could include solar panels, LED bulbs and air pumps. Spending less money will improve financial resilience in a challenging time. It also unlocks carbon reduction opportunities.