North Wales Energy Workshop

WRITTEN BY Local Partnerships
POSTED ON 13th October 2016

Local Partnerships works with the Welsh Government to deliver the Green Growth Wales programme. Through this work, we have discovered an appetite in the public sector to push for innovation in energy projects to drive forward the decarbonisation agenda and create a stronger, and even lower carbon economy in Wales.

Following the success of the South East Wales Energy Workshop in July, Local Partnerships set up a further workshop in North Wales. Working with colleagues from the North Wales Economic Ambition Board’s Regional Engagement Team, Local Partnerships’ Rhys Horan and Jane Forshaw, arranged a successful workshop on the 7th October, kindly sponsored by the Welsh Government. Attended by over 35 people, the event enabled Welsh European Funding Office colleagues to meet the community, and the private and public sector colleagues with whom Local Partnerships are.

These initiatives could be attractive to European and other UK sources of research and demonstration funding. In Wales there has been an excellent allocation of European structural funds for 2014-20. These funds have not yet been allotted to projects so an opportunity exists to apply for funding streams.

The event was a great success with very positive feedback. Over 30 project ideas, were generated and these will now be assessed and evaluated to determine what support and funding sources may be most appropriate.

For further information regarding this event or the forthcoming South West Wales event please contact Jane Forshaw or Rhys Horan.

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