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Useful support and resources for businesses (climate change)

Net Zero Business Accreditation Scheme

We are introducing the Chorley Net Zero Business Accreditation scheme. We want to reward and publicise excellent practice, inspire other businesses and create a ripple effect of net zero innovation across Chorley.

For details, of key information, the scheme format, supporting information, key dates, application forms and contact details, click the link below:

Net Zero Business Accreditation Scheme

Rural business grants 

Expressions of interest were open for rural businesses across Chorley to apply for grant funding through the Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) until October 6, 2023.

Chorley Council was awarded funding from the Government's Rural England Prosperity Fund to help supercharge growth and create employment opportunities for the borough's rural areas. A total of £400,000 was allocated to support new and existing rural enterprises and initiatives such as farm diversification, projects to boost rural tourism, and community infrastructure projects including renewable energy and net zero

The fund is managed by Lancashire County Council on behalf of Chorley Council. For information, businesses should email

Below are links to information on climate change related business grants and support provided by a range of external organisations (eligibility criteria may apply): 


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