Suffolk Pub awarded grant for Energy Efficiency Improvements


The Brook Inn in Copdock & Washbrook is a community-owned free house bought predominantly by local shareholders in 2014. They have recently been awarded grant funding from the Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia project for cavity wall and roof insulation plus window and door double-glazing.

Following an independent energy audit, The Brook Inn successfully applied for a grant of £2,500. The energy savings gained by implementing this project will amount to 9 tonnes of CO2e per year, plus cost savings of £1,700. This will support future growth within their business, while working to protect our environment in line with their environmental policy. 

“We expect to save around 20-25% on our energy bills following grant funding from BEE Anglia.  Thanks on behalf of Directors, Shareholders and customers of The Brook Inn who will benefit greatly from this work”.
Ian Evans, Director, The Brook Inn

“I am delight that we have been able to support The Brook Inn to enhance their sustainability – both economically and environmentally. The independent audits have given them the assurance that these savings will be achieved.”

Cllr. Matthew Hicks, Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection, Suffolk County Council

Grant funding is just one of the three core offers that the BEE Anglia project has available to help businesses reduce carbon and save money. Businesses interested in any aspect of this service can find out more here.

Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia have, to date, awarded £208,000 in grant funding for various energy efficiency projects including radiant heating, vehicle tracking, wood burners and lighting.  These grants have contributed to energy efficiency projects worth a total of £766,000.  The scope for grant funding has been widened to enable ANY energy efficiency measure to be considered.  Approval will be based on being able to demonstrate sufficient associated energy savings.

The Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) Anglia project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is being delivered across the region through a partnership of Suffolk County Council, Norfolk County Council, Groundwork and NWES.

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