For the latest Low Carbon Business events, news and funding opportunities for 2022…




Going Green Market Place
Cromford Mill, Derbyshire

Wednesday 30th March, 15:30 – 18:30

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting another ‘Going Green Business Marketplace’ at the amazing Cromford Mill heritage centre in the heart of Derbyshire. If you would like a stall at this event, please let us know soon via the email below. We are currently taking bookings so contact us if you are interested as the stall allocations are expected to be filled very quickly. There are spaces for D2N2 SMEs who supply low carbon and pro-environmental goods or services and organisations that support firms to decarbonise and grow their pro-environmental offer.

We have many fantastic pro-environmental businesses and inspirational organisations lined up as stall holders and speakers for the event. More information will be provided through the dedicated LCBN webpage.

Future Events hosted by East Midlands Chamber

An Introduction to Carbon Footprinting
Wednesday 26th January, 10:00 – 11:00

This webinar will provide businesses with an introduction to carbon foot printing, starting with an explanation of the key concepts before progressing onto the reasons why businesses should produce a footprint in 2021. Visit this link to register your place.

Ten Point Plan to Green Growth
Thursday 3rd February, 10:00 – 12:00noon

This session will focus on the Green Innovation Theme and how shifting to low carbon can bring huge opportunities for business, industries and job creation – delivered by the theme lead, Professor Martin Freer, Director, Energy Research Accelerator, University of Birmingham. Visit this link to register your place.

The Circular Economy – What is it? And why is it important?

Thursday 10th February, 12:00 – 13:00

The purpose of this event is to help you think about circularity in terms of your business and how you can benefit from applying this concept in your organisation. You will gain basic knowledge about how to start the journey of bringing circular economy practices into your operations and by doing so reduce costs and carbon emissions. Visit this link to register.

For the full list of exciting future events, visit the LCBN events webpage.


ACT FAST! New funding for Greenhouse Gas Removal research

The CO2RE Hub, the UK’s national research hub for Greenhouse Gas Removal, is inviting proposals to explore new methods for capturing greenhouse gases from ambient air or the marine environment and durably storing or converting them.

Projects which strategically address part of a removal method (such as capture, purification, or novel approaches to storage or conversion) will be considered, as well as full-chain methods.

This first Pathfinders invitation for applications is an open call seeking to fund UK projects of up to one-year’s duration at a cost of up to £50,000 each.

The closing date is 12.00 noon, 18 January 2022.

For more information and the option to apply before the deadline date, visit this link.

The Derbyshire Net-zero Accelerator programme

We are excited to give you exclusive news of a new programme of activity for Spring 2022.

The Derbyshire Net-zero Accelerator programme in collaboration with the East Midlands Chamber will provide SMEs in Derbyshire Dales and High Peak the opportunity to create individualised carbon footprints, access support to improve energy efficiency, switch to renewable energy, shift towards low emission transport options, develop staff carbon literacy skills, gain environmental accreditation, improve your supply chain sustainability, all supported via a dedicated online platform and support team.

We are looking to work with companies in Hospitality, Tourism, Manufacturing and Retail over the coming months. If you would like to know more email us at


We are pleased to be able to present some of the brilliant funding opportunities that are available to SMEs. With climate change being at the forefront of the government and business minds, there is a huge drive to get businesses working in a more sustainable way. There is a continued increase in desire for businesses to reduce carbon emissions and the aim is for thousands of UK businesses to meet net zero commitment targets by 2050. For more information on the funding opportunities, visit the Low Carbon Business Network Funding & Finance webpage.


The Low Carbon Network Team have worked tirelessly to get as much information on useful resources and schemes that are available to SMEs or relate to energy saving, electric vehicles, climate changes, or similar topics to ensure we are providing our members with as many opportunities as possible during uncertain times. We continuously update our resources webpage, which can be found here.

You may also want to check out:

The SME Climate Hub 

Sustainable East Midlands


If your business has future events, business support webinars, or you have been made aware of something interesting that relates to the environment, sustainability, COP26, low carbon schemes, funding opportunities, or anything like these topics, we would love to hear from you. Email us on – we are happy to promote this information through our social media.


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