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Amanda Brown, Senior Project Officer - Place introduced the report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, providing Committee with an overview of the Council’s Green Entrepreneurs Programme and an update on progress to date. This was accompanied by a presentation.
The Green Entrepreneur’s Fund (GEF), totalling £2m was implemented to help businesses and communities fund innovation and support ‘green recovery’ on the back of COVID and was due to run from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2024. The core proposal of the GEF was made up of three different strands, which were detailed in the report and eligibility criteria, which was expanded on during the presentation.
Committee members asked a number of questions following the presentation around value for money, monitoring and feedback. The Chair requested that future reports to Committee include analogies to aid better understanding of terms used.
1. Note the Green Entrepreneurs Fund arrangements and the progress
made to date; and
2. Request officers arrange a site visit for members of the Committee to at least one business participating in the GEF Programme, before the end of 2022.