SMALL and medium-sized enterprises in Bury can apply for grants of up to £12,500 to improve their energy efficiency.

Grants are being offered by GC Business Growth Hub, to pay for half the costs of projects priced between £2,000 and £25,000.

This can see old equipment replaced with more modern, energy-efficient kit.

Such a move could see SMEs reduce their energy bills by more than 50 per cent and boast of their green credentials.

Kevin Lambert, resource efficiency lead for GC, said: "The application process is simple and we will respond within 24 working hours to confirm your eligibility and get things moving."

For more details on the grants call 0161 359 3050.