Westmorland and Furness Green Enterprise Hub launches this week – with a simple mission to ’empower organisations to reduce their carbon footprint, drive innovation and unlock the benefits of a cleaner, greener future’.
The hub is the result of funding secured from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund – and is aimed at the Westmorland and Furness area, to support the sustainability efforts of a wide range charities, businesses and social enterprises.
Partners involved include Cumbria Action for Sustainability, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Future Fixers, Cumbria Tourism, Lancaster University, Art Gene, Green Small Business, Electricity Northwest, CBEN, Donna Munrow, A Muir Surveying, Verday and Simon Brace EV Consulting. Together they will contribute to delivering the different elements of the support programme.
CAfS Low Carbon Communities Programme Manager, Molly Hogg, said, “For several years, we’ve been working together with our partners to support businesses to cut carbon and reap the benefits of becoming more sustainable. It’s fabulous to receive this funding, which allows us to strengthen that collaboration. The grant programme also means organisations businesses can immediately get financial help to act on that advice.”
If you want to find out more you can access information on the helpdesk here: Green Enterprise Hub Helpdesk
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus