Priority Axis 4 - Low Carbon funding

Supporting the Shift Towards a Low Carbon Economy in All Sectors


Government have an open call for proposals supporting the shift to a low carbon economy in the West of England. Find out more about the opportunity and how The West of England Technical Assistance team can help with applications.

Available Till: 17/02/2017 00:00:00

The West of England has been playing a significant role in moving towards a low carbon future and is well on the way to achieving the target of reducing emissions by at least 80%, from 1990 levels, by 2050.

As the home to many respected organisations - Regen SW, Low Carbon South West, the Environment Agency, the Soil Association – there has understandably been a hive of activity in the region that has brought many benefits. The Future Foundations construction project, Go Green Challenge, West of England Carbon Challenge, the ELANA (European Local Energy Assistance) programme, Bristol’s year of being European Green Capital, and Office for Low Emissions Vehicles funding towards the increased use of ultra-low emissions vehicles are all key successes.

Existing businesses like Filwood Green Business Park, a pioneering development providing BREEAM Outstanding office space for SMEs with an environmental ethos, and the National Composites Centre, which supports advanced engineering and other high value sectors to improve the efficiency of manufactured products, reducing costs, saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, means there is a wealth of experience to draw upon that will help the region remain on target for the future. 

To further support this, the government has recently opened a new funding call to run a project supporting the shift to a low carbon economy in the West of England.

The opportunity

In short this call is looking to support the shift towards a low carbon economy in all sectors, specifically:

  • promoting the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable resources
  • promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy use in enterprises
  • supporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and renewable energy use in public infrastructure, including in public buildings, and in the housing sector
  • promoting low-carbon strategies for all types of territories, in particular for urban areas, including the promotion of sustainable multimodal urban mobility and mitigation-relevant adaptation measures
  • promoting research and innovation in, and adoption of, low-carbon technologies

The West of England Technical Assistance (TA) team are on hand to provide advice/guidance to potential applicants, and those working up full applications. The team will help ensure that the projects being proposed are deliverable within ESIF regulations and strategy. 

The deadline for applications is 17th February.

For more information about the call or to find out more about the technical assistance available, visit the website or request a call back from an advisor.

A briefing session/open house will be held on Friday 20th January 2017. Book your place here



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