“It is commercial, not ‘save the planet’.”
David English, Restore, Redhill
Event: Sustainability Tour of Shoreham Port, Southwick
Part of the Utilise Plus events and grant funding programme.
13th February 2019, 09:30 to 12:30, Shoreham Port, Southwick.
Join us for a Sustainability Tour of Shoreham Port, in Southwick. Working to the code of practice of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and Port Environmental Review System, they focus on 12 key areas to reduce their impact on the environment. From energy use and CO2 emissions, to air quality and noise pollution, Shoreham Port puts sustainability at the heart of its day-to-day operations.
Delegates will hear about the Port’s approach to sustainability with a Q&A session and then see their various energy-saving technologies in action, including their extensive solar panels, wind turbines, and newly-installed equipment in their pump house. The tour will cover the entire Port, with sustainable transport provided by The Big Lemon. What’s more, there’ll be plenty of time to network with other like-minded organisations over light refreshments.
This event is part of the Utilise Plus programme and is fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). As such, only those from eligible organisations can attend. Utilise Plus supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their resource efficiency. To book your place, use the form below. Please note, we will only accept one attendee per organisation. Additional bookings will be added to a waiting list and notified should any places become available.
Organisations eligible for support through Utilise Plus must:
- Be a SME that employs fewer than 250 people.
- Have a turnover of less than €50 million per annum (£45.1m1) or balance sheet total of less than €43 million per annum (£38.8m1).
- Be eligible to receive State Aid.2 This event has a State Aid value of £14.49 (€16.05).
- Not be owned by a group or company that does not meet the above three criteria.3
- Be registered with Companies House / Charities Commission or demonstrate that they are engaged in ‘economic activity’ – usually some form of trading. Unincorporated associations and sole traders are eligible, provided they can show evidence of this.
1 European Commission monthly exchange rate January 2019: €1 = £0.90273. You are responsible for calculating the exchange rate and assessing your eligibility at the time of your application.
2 SMEs able to receive State Aid up to a value of €200,000 in any three year rolling period. Find out more about State Aid.
3 For organisations with a more complex structure, a case-by-case analysis is required, so please get in touch if you think this applies to you.