Environmental projects

Projects we're involved in to reduce our impact on the environment

Green Entrepreneurs Programme 2023

The Green Entrepreneurs’ Programme supports young entrepreneurs, aged between 18 and 30, with a sustainable business idea.

The programme features six weeks of fully funded workshops led by expert facilitators. At the end of the programme, participants can pitch their idea to receive up to £5,000 funding.

The 2023 cohort is now full. Follow Ambitious Essex on Twitter and LinkedIn to be the first to find out about next year’s programme or discover alternative business support from Essex County Council.


The Essex Pathway

The Essex Pathway project was developed in collaboration with Community Energy South. It offers free support to help develop community energy groups and projects in Essex.  This includes projects looking at:

  • renewable energy
  • energy efficiency
  • fuel poverty

By boosting these community energy projects and groups we aim to help them find national recognition for their success.

This work is funded by 2 Seas as part of their European partnership, Local Energy Communities across the 2 Seas Region. This partnership is about:

  • developing community energy
  • helping community members drive local climate action


South East New Energy project

We're a partner of the South East New Energy (SENE) project whose primary goal is to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.

Contact the Environment Team