Welcome to the Making Carbon Work (MaCaW) Project!

Based at UCLan in Preston, the MaCaW project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund alongside the University of Central Lancashire and was set up to help Lancashire-based SMEs move to a low carbon model.

The project will assist businesses in reducing their carbon footprint with a range of support and the possibility of access to a 50% match funded grant for up to £15,000 to purchase low-carbon technology. The match funding also includes the installation costs which makes installing LEDs and solar panels more affordable.

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Bloom in box Case Study

“MaCaW showed us that solar could cut our carbon footprint by 38.6% and save almost £5,500 each year in bills.” Bloom in Box’s Tom Reardon has long been committed to cutting his business’ [...]

  • AquaSpira sees the benefit of saving carbon.

AquaSpira Case Study

“I think we’ll cut our energy costs by 40-45%” - AquaSpira sees the cost benefit of saving carbon. Composite steel reinforced pipe-maker AquaSpira has put the finishing touches to a solar panel installation. [...]

  • AquaSpira sees the benefit of saving carbon.

Your next step in carbon reduction is…

We’ve calculated your carbon footprint. We’ve identified how you can reduce it. We’ve helped you access matched grant funding to make you a more efficient, more sustainable business. But what then? If there’s [...]

Supply chains made more sustainable by MaCaW

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  • The Resurrection of Hydrogen

The Resurrection of Hydrogen

By the end of this decade, there’s a very real chance your home, business and your car could all be powered by hydrogen. Once upon a time, hydrogen wasn’t taken entirely seriously as [...]

Why cutting carbon starts with your people

Reducing your Lancashire SME’s carbon footprint with MaCaW may lead to a matched grant for new, efficient equipment. But improvements can start by taking steps that require no capital investment at all. There’s [...]

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