Metro Mayor Dan Norris visited family-owned car body shop repair business in Bath that has received a grant from the West of England Combined Authority to help them reduce their carbon emissions. The grant is being used for new equipment to reduce the amount of electricity used in the spray booths and a new air compressor that powers hand tools more efficiently.
Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “People from all over Bath and the surrounding area have been coming to Bodywork for their car body repairs for over 70 years – all the indicators tell me they are a trusted, family owned business.
“I’m fascinated to see how funding has helped them replace a tyre-d system with a more efficient air compressor. We have so many fantastic local businesses like Bodywork across the West of England it’s easy for me to get car-ried away!”
The West of England Combined Authority has allocated over £0.5m of Green Business Grants to 63 businesses to help them reduce their carbon footprint. Green Business Grants are still open for applications, alongside the Low Carbon Challenge Fund, looking for innovative solutions to energy saving. For more information, visit www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/innovation/green-business-grants/
Green Business Grants are part of the Low Carbon Challenge Fund, which has received £1.9m from the West of England Combined Authority
and £2.1m from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding