Green firms stand to win cash

Joseph Bulmer

SMALL businesses with green ideas can take advantage of a new competition for grants of up to �10,000. The grant is part of the Leader 4 Torridge and North Devon programme funded by Defra and the European Union.

“Projects receiving grant support could include the development of new sustainable products and services or those linked to the environment; Expressions of Interest must be made by January 16, 2012 on a form downloaded from the Leader 4 website – . Businesses will have to provide 50 per cent funding towards their project should they be chosen.