START2ACT is an energy efficiency support programme for young SMEs* (Small and medium-sized enterprises) and startups, funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. The programme is a free service that can help your business to identify and implement low cost energy saving measures, to save money on your energy bills and reduce your environmental impact. START2ACT has also been designed to improve how you manage energy now and in the future, so that you can lay the groundwork for long term sustainable growth.
Businesses taking part in START2ACT will receive three visits from a Carbon Trust expert over the course of a year, including:
identification and implementation of low cost energy saving opportunities
support with understanding and managing energy
a training pack including top tips, easy-to-use templates, checklists and energy saving materials
*Young SMEs and startups are defined as businesses that have been operating for under five years. Exceptions can be made in some cases, if you have any questions about your eligibility please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.