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The MaCaW Project is an academic/industry collaboration, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by UCLan, designed to assist Lancashire SMEs to overcome the challenges and barriers in moving towards a low carbon economic model.

The project provides grant funding and funded support to assist Lancashire SMEs in implementing low energy practices and processes to reduce their carbon burden, as well as making cost savings to their organisation.

How can my business benefit?

Our team will help you to identify opportunities to improve your organisation’s energy performance, reduce energy wastage and obtain related economic and environmental benefits.

The project will:

  • Offer eligible SMEs a 50% match funded grant for the purchase of low-carbon technology – value up to £15k (grant)
  • Increase energy efficiency within your organisation and thereby reduce CO2e emissions
  • Identify potential areas where low carbon technology can be installed to reduce CO2e emissions
  • Identify opportunities for product diversification into low carbon products
  • Support re-engineering of productive processes reducing carbon burden
  • Reduce Lancashire SME carbon footprint

Who is it for?

This programme is for SMEs in the Lancashire area who wish to reduce their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint for the benefit of all society.

How does it work?

The MaCaW project will work with SMEs across sectors to identify and prioritise these opportunities. This will be achieved through implementation of energy efficiency measures (energy plans), investment in low carbon technology and diversification of resources into low carbon goods. In Integrating Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) with the Green House Gas Protocol, we will assist organisations to manage and report their emissions effectively. This will assist Lancashire to reduce its overall carbon emissions and contribute to the UK carbon target.

How do I find out more and apply?

If you would like to know more about this project please visit the website, e-mail the team at or call 01772 894179. A support member will then contact you directly to talk you through the programme.

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