Green cash up for grabs in the North

Posted on 27 May 2009 by The Manufacturer

Firms in the North West have been told they can apply for grants of up to £500,000 to invest in low carbon technology or energy efficient drives.

The North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA) has made a £2m total pot available and will hand out anything from £100k-500k to successful applicants. The initiative is part of a wider £30m Climate Change Action Plan announced by the organisation earlier this month.

Money will be granted for projects which enhance energy efficiency, renewable energy capacity, low carbon transport or sustainable construction technologies.

Ross Dixon of Envirolink Northwest, acting on behalf of the NWDA, said: “We’re looking for projects which will bring profile and recognition to the region with ideas and approaches that can be replicated here in the Northwest, across the UK and internationally.”

He reiterated that projects could be technological developments or general process changes that induce eco friendly results.

The deadline for applications is August 3.