Decisions

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Decisions published

02/09/2021 - Low Carbon Challenge Fund - Green Business Grants ref: 292    Recommendations Approved

Delegated authority has been granted to the Combined Authority’s Chief Executive to take decisions on the award of Green Business Grants (through the Low Carbon Challenge Fund) in consultation with the Chief Executives of the West of England unitary authorities.

Green Business grant applications were submitted as follows:

Green Business grant applicant: Kingsway Laundry Ltd
Sector: Other service activities
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Air-to-water heat pump & pipe insulation
Project timescale: September - October 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Brian Wogan Ltd
Sector: Manufacturing
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Solar PV installation
Project timescale: September 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Clifton Coffee Company Ltd
Sector: Wholesale and retail trade
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Solar PV installation
Project timescale: October 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Mil-Tu-Fit Engineering Ltd
Sector: Manufacturing
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Air distribution pipework & LED lighting
Project timescale: October - December 2021

Green Business grant applicant: Wallis Conservation Ltd
Sector: Manufacturing
Local authority area: Bristol
Project description: Solar PV installation
Project timescale: September – October 2021

The above applications were assessed by officers as meeting the required criteria in terms of value for money, deliverability and financial viability.

The Chief Executives of the West of England unitary authorities were consulted on these proposals and were in agreement with the decision.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Decision published: 15/09/2021

Effective from: 02/09/2021

Decision:

1. To award £3,895 to Kingsway Laundry Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG120).

2. To award £15,000 to Brian Wogan Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG147).

3. To award £12,475 to Clifton Coffee Company Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG134).

4. To award £2,497.42 to Mil-Tu-Fit Engineering Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG105).

5. To award £10,290.19 to Wallis Conservation Ltd in relation to their Green Business Grant application (ref: GBG135).

Lead officer: Patricia Greer


31/08/2021 - Creative Sector Growth Programme - round 1 grant awards ref: 291    Recommendations Approved

The Combined Authority’s Recovery Fund process resulted in a funding allocation for a business support programme for creative industries/businesses, following on from the successful Creative Scale-Up programme and match funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) (£500k recovery funding and £300k DCMS). The Creative Sector Growth Programme was designed through extensive engagement with the sector and the Creative Advisory Board.

The programme will be delivered in partnership with the Combined Authority’s delivery partner, Watershed, who will lead on peer support and training. The Combined Authority will manage the mentoring grants for businesses on the programme. 100 businesses will receive a grant of up to £3,000 for mentoring, coaching or consultancy which will be paid out on evidence of incurred costs. 20 businesses that demonstrate they are ready to scale up, and are looking to seek investment, will receive £6,000 for mentoring, coaching or consultancy. The programme will be delivered over two rounds.

Proposals for recommended awards for Round 1 were prepared, with engagement from West of England unitary authority economic development and business/skills lead officers. The proposals were also the subject of consultation with the Chief Executives of the West of England unitary authorities.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive, West of England Combined Authority

Decision published: 02/09/2021

Effective from: 31/08/2021

Decision:

To approve the recommended Creative Sector growth programme - round 1 grant awards as per Appendix A.

Lead officer: Patricia Greer