OxFutures Programme Extension
Three more years of OxFutures!
We have some extremely exciting news: a three-year extension to the OxFutures programme has been approved, meaning we are now able to continue the programme through to 2023.
The extension will be continued by partners, Low Carbon Hub and the Oxford Brookes Environmental Information Exchange team, and means that we are able to offer 45 more energy efficiency grants for SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) – as well as offering new feasibility and implementation grants to support innovation business, product and service ideas.
The Greentech arm of the programme (in which Cherwell District Council and Bioregional worked together to develop a new, county-wide networking organisation) will continue to support the delivery of the 45 new energy audits. It will also continue the Built Environment Special Interest Group developing the supply chain for domestic retrofitting. It will also continue to work with the new SME, Oxfordshire Greentech, to deliver business support for a further 10 SMEs to become innovation active.
This programme has achieved so much in the past three years, and we’re so excited that this great work will be able to continue to support energy efficiency for SMEs in Oxfordshire.
What is OxFutures?
OxFutures started as a £3.2m three-year programme, led by the Low Carbon Hub, to boost low carbon economic development in Oxfordshire. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and has been delivered by a collaborative partnership between the Low Carbon Hub, Oxford City Council, the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, Cherwell District Council and Bioregional.
Energy audits are not currently being carried out due to the COVID-19 situation, however, we are maintaining a waitlist for the audits. If you would like to register interest for an energy audit please fill in the form on the OxFutures website.
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