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Net Zero for Businesses Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to support you on your net zero journey, and identify the changes you can make to reduce your business's carbon emissions.

Useful resources

Access useful downloads, guides, and other resources to help you with your net zero journey.

Net zero: vital for the planet, vital for growth

Find out how reducing carbon emissions can help you grow your business 

Understanding net zero jargon

Here’s a quick guide to some terms you might hear when starting your net zero journey.

Net zero planning

See how your business can start taking meaningful action. Use the carbon calculator to estimate your company’s full carbon footprint and find quick-win actions to reduce emissions.

Funding opportunities for low-carbon projects

We’ve brought together a list of funding opportunities which could help your business put in place low carbon projects.

Business Climate Hub

The Business Climate Hub is the UK partner of the SME Climate Hub, the global initiative which empowers small and medium-sized enterprises to take climate action.

News and insights

Talk to one of our team who will help you connect to the support you need to grow and develop your business.

if your local authority isn't listed above, you can view details of how to get in touch with your local Growth Hub

Net Zero schemes 

Find out more about the schemes on offer across the region.

Energy Resilience Fund

The Energy Resilience Fund is an initiative assisting community businesses in retrofitting their buildings with energy-saving measures.
Finance & funding Grant Trading business Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland County Durham Becoming Net Zero Gateshead South Tyneside North Tyneside Northumberland

Grow North Tyneside

Free one-to-one support and mentoring for growing businesses which have been trading for more than 12 months in North Tyneside.
Business support Trading business Becoming Net Zero North Tyneside Finance Markets

Creative Catalyst Challenge Fund

Creative Catalyst Challenge Fund is looking for proposals for the R&D of an innovative new product/system/process that decarbonises or reduces waste within the Creative Industries, reducing impact on our climate and/or leading us towards net zero.
Finance & funding Grant Trading business Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland County Durham Becoming Net Zero Gateshead South Tyneside North Tyneside Northumberland

North East Innovation Fund

Funding for early-stage businesses with innovative, scalable ideas – from software to life science, start-up to scale-up.
Finance & funding Start-up Trading business Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland County Durham Becoming Net Zero

Digital Tech Resilience Grant

The Digital Pathfinders Digital Tech Resilience Grant is now available to Newcastle-based businesses.
Business support Trading business Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland County Durham Becoming Net Zero

Workplace Charging Scheme

Government support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle chargepoints.
Finance & funding Grant Trading business Newcastle upon Tyne Sunderland County Durham Becoming Net Zero Gateshead South Tyneside North Tyneside Northumberland

ToNetZero

ToNetZero gives employees and business owners access to training and one-to-one support to help them join the North East’s drive to reach net zero.
Business support Trading business Newcastle upon Tyne Becoming Net Zero North Tyneside Northumberland

Technology, Innovation & Green Growth for Offshore

A supply chain programme designed to boost supply chain growth and productivity in the North of Tyne and wider North East England region’s offshore wind and subsea sectors.
Business support Start-up Trading business Becoming Net Zero Operations