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Watford Borough Council has partnered with Sustainable X to deliver a programme of specialist workshops, tools, resources and grants to help Watford-based businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions lower their business carbon footprint and become more environmentally sustainable.



For businesses who meet the application requirements, the programme will include:

  • One to one business advice and support from a Sustainable X advisor.

  • A specialist programme of workshops, both online and face-to-face, which explore practical ways to be more sustainable and lower your carbon footprint.

  • Tools and resources designed for businesses to plan and measure progress.

  • One-to-one guidance from sustainability experts.

  • Unlimited access to the Watford Sustainable Business Programme resources.

  • Grants from £500 to £5,000 and signposting to additional funding schemes.

  • Watford Sustainable Business certificates and logo on completion.

  • CPD certificates for staff attending workshops.

Who can apply?

A business can take part in the programme if it meets the following criteria:

  • It is based in the Watford Borough Council administrative area.

  • It has been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

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How much is the grant worth?

  • Businesses can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000.  Further information will be available to those taking part in the programme.

How long does the programme run for?

  • The programme will close in the spring / summer of 2022.

  • Watford Borough Council has allocated over £30,000 in grant funding.  The grant element of the programme will close when all of the grant monies have been awarded.  

Why should I take part in the programme?

  • You can save money through energy and waste efficiencies, as well as doing your part to support the UK’s journey to Net Zero.

  • You’ll increase efficiency and productivity, helping your business to survive and thrive.

  • You’ll have happy customers, supporters and staff, who’ll recognise a business that makes great choices.


How do I take part in the programme?

If you are interested in joining the Watford Sustainable Grant Programme contact our delivery partner Sustainable X via the link below.

They will then get back in touch with you to check that your business is based in Watford, understand how your business has been impacted by COVID-19 and give you information on how you can take part in the programme.