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North East Lincolnshire Council: Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, supporting businesses and SME’s in their carbon saving journey in challenging times

Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire is a £8.5 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Salix part funded project, providing ‘one stop shop’ free advice and grants for small/medium businesses (SMEs) and public buildings to boost renewable energy use and lower carbon emissions.

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: ‘Virtual Bradford’ – an open digital twin for the City of Bradford

Digital twins are an excellent tool that can be used to create what-if scenarios and enable data-driven decision making, which will be explored by the Council and others.

Cheshire West and Chester Council: Enhancing health, tackling climate change

Cheshire’s Natural Health Service uses the best of the county’s green space assets to help tackle recognised local health inequalities. This initiative builds on the growing body of evidence that activities in the natural environment can have a significant impact on keeping people healthy.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council: Live Local, Work Local

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council developed a bespoke website for local residents to showcase local employers, promote local opportunities and the benefits of living and working locally. They also customised an existing product for schools, providing careers advice with details of key local industries and employers.

Nottingham City Council: Carbon Neutral Agenda

Nottingham City Council has set an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK by 2028. In keeping with Nottingham’s proud tradition of climate leadership, the carbon neutral charter sets out a vision for sustainable carbon neutrality on behalf of the Council and the city’s Green Partnership.

Creating a new residential and community heart for Stocking Farm, Leicester

In Leicester, the One Public Estate programme worked with the local authority to unlock a run-down council-owned site for housing which will help regenerate one of the most deprived wards in the country.

Liverpool City Region One Public Estate Board: Allerton Police & Fire Station

Redeveloping the historic Allerton Road Fire and Police Station to deliver 47 new homes focused on affordability and shared ownership in South Liverpool.

Relocatable modular homes in Dorset for Adult Social Care clients

A growing demand for appropriate accommodation for adults with social care needs – along with a lack of suitable properties – led Dorset Council to use land which is destined for regeneration to create temporary, adaptable, and moveable homes for local residents.

Delivering modern services for local people in Brent

The Brent Partnership brings together four partners, with the aim of delivering private and affordable housing, sharing teaching space, and improving hospital and university services and facilities.

Derbyshire County Council: Green Entrepreneurs Fund

As part of the Government’s drive for a green industrial revolution and the Council’s COVID Economic Strategy and climate change commitments, Derbyshire County Council has launched a Green Entrepreneurs Fund – a £2 million grant fund to help local businesses develop and invest in green energy and carbon reduction, and provide a boost to the local economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic