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    NAA Member News: UCLan launches MaCaW – a new project to reduce the County’s carbon footprint

    The new Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project was recently launched at a sold-out event at the University of Central Lancashire’s Media Factory…

    The project team are keen to help Lancashire based businesses reduce their carbon footprint through their fully funded business support programme which also includes grants up to £8,000.

    The Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) project is an industry and academic collaboration and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), and supported by Boost; Lancashire’s business growth hub.

    The project will help businesses to identify opportunities to improve energy performance, reduce energy wastage and identify potential areas where low carbon technology can be installed to reduce CO2e emissions.

    The process comprises four stages involving workshops to explore ideas and initiatives, site visits, energy audits and the creation and implementation of an action plan.

    For eligible SMEs, a 50 per cent match funded grant up to the value of £8,000 for the purchase of low carbon technology is also available.

    Mark Nelson, Business Engagement Officer at MaCaW, said: “By working together, Lancashire SMEs can have a significant impact on the region’s carbon footprint. The project aims to engage organisations in implementing low energy practices and processes to reduce their carbon burden, as well as making significant cost savings. I’d encourage people to get in touch and see how the project could benefit them.”

    Anyone interested in hearing more about the project can contact the project team directly at or 01772 895970.

    European Regional Development Fund Northern Powerhouse
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham