Boost Lancashire's Business Growth Hub

Project MaCaW is an academic/industry collaboration designed to assist Lancashire SMEs to overcome the challenges and barriers in moving towards a low carbon economic model. This project aims to engage Lancashire SMEs in implementing low energy practices and processes to reduce their carbon burden, as well as making cost savings to their organisation.

Who is it for?

To benefit from the MaCaW project your business must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Located in the Lancashire region
  • Trade business to business (B2B)
  • Employ 250 employees or less
  • Have either an annual turnover that is equal to or less than 50million Euros or a balance sheet total that is equal to or less than 43million Euros

What will this involve?

MaCaW will help SMEs across Lancashire to identify opportunities to improve their organisations energy performance, reduce energy wastage and obtain related economic and environmental benefits. The project will promote partnership and cooperative working.

The MaCaW project will work with SMEs across sectors to identify and prioritise these opportunities. This will be achieved through implementation of energy efficiency measures (energy plans), investment in low carbon technology and diversification of resources into low carbon goods. In Integrating Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) with the Green House Gas Protocol, we will assist organisations to manage and report their emissions effectively. This will assist Lancashire to reduce its overall carbon emissions and contribute to the UK carbon target..

How will it benefit my business?

The MaCaW project will:

  • For eligible SMEs a 50% match funded grant for the purchase of low-carbon technology is available - value up to £15k (grant)
  • Increase energy efficiency within SME organisations and thereby reduce CO2e emissions
  • Identify potential areas where low carbon technology can be installed to reduce CO2e emissions
  • Identify opportunities for product diversification into low carbon products
  • Support re-engineering of productive processes reducing carbon burden
  • Reduce Lancashire SMEs’ carbon footprint

Contact us

David Richardson


David Richardson
Project Manager - MaCaW

Address: Centre for Waste and Resource Management, Kirkham Building, University of Central Lancashire, PR1 2HE
Phone: +44 (0)1772 895804
Twitter: @MaCaWLancs