“It is commercial, not ‘save the planet’.”
David English, Restore, Redhill

Network Update – February 2018


Utilise Plus Grants – Apply Today!

Save money and energy this winter with a grant of between £1,000 and £5,000 to fund an energy-saving project in your organisation. Applications for our current funding round close soon so register your interest today!



Utilise Plus Success Story

In December 2017, a social club received a grant of £5,000 to install a more efficient heating system. This will save them over £6,000 every year. Your organisation could be next!


Members Spotlight

Based in West Sussex, Pro Earth uses an innovative, completely natural and sustainable product to reduce pollution and preserve the environment worldwide. ‘SaveSorb’ absorbs hazardous waste on both land and water and removes heavy metals from water too. Find out more on their website.

East Sussex Grants

Funded by East Sussex County Council, grants of up to £1,000 are available to organisations in East Sussex (excluding Brighton & Hove) to fund an energy-saving project. Find out more.



Join Us On Social Media!

Expand your online social network and follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and join our Sustainable  Business Network group on LinkedIn.


Upcoming Tenders…

Framework Agreement for Fully-Funded PV Solutions
Closes 12th February 2018 –  Find out more
Optivo is seeking a partner to deliver a fully-funded roof-top photovoltaic solution across the UK public sector property portfolio.

Green Infrastructure, Energy and Water in the Community
Closes 19th February 2018 –  Find out more
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is looking for an organisation to work with the community to identify potential environmental projects, in line with the Draft London Environment Strategy.

In Short…

ASDA Joins Plastic Pledge – Read more
Supermarket chain plans to scrap 5p carrier bags and reduce the plastic in their own-brand packaging.

Auto Manufacturers Race to Electric Vehicles – Read more
$90 billion in investments has been pledged to develop EVs and associated battery tech.

Japanese Town Aims for Zero-Waste Read more
Kamikatsu sort their waste rigorously with just 20% going to landfill.

Dates for the Diary…

Third party events…

Let’s Create Sustainable Cities
8th February 2018, 17:00 to 19:00, London. Details and bookings.
Hear from expert speakers on the key issues faced by sustainable cities, at this IEMA event.

Business Networking Lunch
15th February 2018, 12:00 to 14:30, Brighton. Details and bookings.
This lunch is organised by Sussex Chamber to support local networking.

Grow Your Connections
27th February 2018, 08:00 to 10:00, Horsham. Details and bookings.
Sussex Chamber is organising this event in Horsham to help create beneficial connections between local businesses.

South East Social
1st March 2018, 18:30 to 20:00, London. Details and bookings.
A regular IEMA networking event for those working in the South East region.


Utilise Plus Event Report: Sustainability Tour of Splashpoint Leisure Centre, Worthing

Delegates made their way to Worthing seafront on a December morning for a Sustainability Tour of Splashpoint Leisure Centre. The event was held as part of the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC’s Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their costs and Greenhouse Gas emissions by saving energy. The SBP CIC’s […]

Utilise Plus Case Study: Spellman High Voltage Electronics

In Spring 2018, Spellman High Voltage Electronics was awarded a Utilise Plus grant of £3,500 for their LED lighting project. The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and offers grant funding and business support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The programme helps these organisations to reduce their energy usage, […]


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Upcoming Events

  • 18/12/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Brighton
  • 11/01/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton
  • 31/01/2019Energy Saving Workshop, Horsham
  • 08/02/2019 9:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Worthing
  • 13/02/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Shoreham Port, Southwick
  • 07/03/2019 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Arundel
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