12.07.2013 0 Comments

The environment celebrates as Sustainable Routes gets even more funding!

The environment celebrates as Sustainable Routes gets even more funding!

The extra funding will allow 200 grants to be awarded to businesses across the South East, to the tune of over £600,000. The funds were secured through the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) out of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Sustainable Routes is delivered by Ngage Solutions and is designed to identify ways in which businesses can cut down CO2 emissions through more efficient work and travel practices. Businesses with an ideal solution to their energy consumption levels can apply for a match funded grant from Sustainable Routes of up to £1,000 towards the cost of the items or services.

Dorothy Grobler, Contract Manager at DCLG was effusive in her praise for the scheme. “The project has been a huge success and we are delighted to allocate more funding towards it. The Ngage Solutions team have been tireless in their efforts to help businesses across the South East become more energy efficient, save money and improve their working practices. I am really excited that we can continue the funding for another 2 years.”

The programme has already delivered over 500 grants across the South East, 118 of these being in Buckinghamshire. One business which benefited from a Sustainable Routes grant was Thames Valley Balloons  and Managing Director Mark Shemilt had this to say:

“I want to thank Sustainable Routes for the grant that contributed towards converting our company truck to run on LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). We are now enjoying massive savings on our fuel bill as well as knowing that our vehicle no longer belches out noxious fumes all the time and contributes in a small way towards the environment. I was blown away by the ease and efficiency of obtaining a grant, and also by the generosity, so thank you.”

Other past applicants have used the grant for laptops to enable  flexible working, server upgrades for remote users to login, and bikes and bike racks for employees to cycle to work.

If you have a turnover of £75,000 and have been trading for over a year then register online today at www.sustainableroutes.co.uk. The project is scheduled to run until June 2015 but funds are limited and will be awarded on a first come first served basis, Click here to learn more. In addition, Bullish reversal pattern offers the BIGGEST reward potential by looking to buy low and let it ride. Learn more at www.learntotradeforprofit.com

To find out more contact Sam Hampton, Project Manager of Sustainable Routes at sam.hampton@ngagesolutions.co.uk or 01494 569061.

Photo credit: Eric E Castro