Project to help local organisations tackle climate change
Climate Essentials for Basingstoke and Deane
The council has partnered with Climate Essentials as it leads on a pilot project to offer 10 local businesses, charities and social enterprises a year’s worth of support to cut their emissions and play their part in achieving a net zero carbon borough by 2030.
Starting in the spring, the pilot will see the team behind the Climate Essentials platform support local organisations to operate more sustainably. This includes the team offering one-to-one support as they help businesses, charities and social enterprises taking part in the pilot to measure their carbon footprint, audit their operations and make realistic plans for reducing their emissions.
Alongside cutting their carbon emissions, the council’s partner will also work with these organisations to help them explore the other benefits of taking action to become more sustainable. This includes increasing their appeal to environmentally conscious residents and saving money over the long term.
All businesses, social enterprises and charities across the borough are eligible to be considered for the pilot project provided they have:
- their main office in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane;
- the equivalent of at least one full-time employee and fewer than 250 full-time employees; and,
- been operating for at least one year (i.e. started operating on or before Tuesday 1 February 2022).
How to apply
This pilot project aims to support 10 local organisations to operate more sustainably. The intention is that this project supports different types of businesses, charities and social enterprises that offer diverse products, services or advice.
All applications are welcome and will be considered against the criteria for the project and to ensure there is a diverse range of different businesses, social enterprises and charities taking part.
By applying you agree that, if you are successful, your organisation will work with the council during and following the pilot project to help publicise how your organisation has made changes as a result of the project. This will likely include using your testimonials, photographs and videos related to the project in your organisation’s communications as well as providing them for use in council communications including its social media, news releases, websites and case studies.
To apply for a place on the pilot project, use the button below.
Apply for a place on the Climate Essentials for Basingstoke and Deane project