The East Midlands is to get a £8.5 million green boost.
The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, made up of businesses, local authorities and skills providers, is providing the funding to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
It aims to do this by supporting projects in a number of sustainable areas, including the generation of renewable power, improved energy efficiency measures and emission reduction strategies.
The funding is primarily directed at businesses but other groups can also get involved.
David Ralph, Chief Executive of D2N2, said: “Improved energy use and low carbon growth opportunities are important business drivers but they can prove expensive considerations for smaller enterprises.
“The major new programme will enable us to do even more to help businesses in our area and we are keen to see some ambitious projects coming forward.”
The first group of applications will be assessed by February 17.