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What is Race to Zero?

The project will:

Provide grant support to businesses demonstrating their commitment to decarbonising

Provide funded support for companies on energy efficiency and net zero

Investigate and identify low or zero carbon opportunities with energy audits (For large consumers of energy)

The Warrington Race to Zero service supports local businesses in the Warrington Borough Council area towards improving their energy efficiency and progressing to net zero. This service is funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, supported by the Warrington Borough Counil and delivered by the not-for-profit sustainable business experts Groundwork.

In 2019 Warrington Borough Council declared a climate emergency, and in 2022 they outlined the actions they intend to take to meet the following goals.

  • Reduce greenhouse emissions from their own activities to net-zero by 2030
  • Adapt their services so they are more resilient to the effects of a changing climate
  • Use their roles and influences to support the borough as a whole to cut greenhouse pollution, adapt to climate change, and help nature recover

This service is part of Warrington Borough Council’s response to declaring the climate emergency, in particular providing information to support small and medium sized companies to make changes; informing and engaging business about the net-zero agenda; and supporting businesses to access new initiatives and funding streams.

About the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. Visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus for more information.  

For the Warrington Investment Plan summary visit:

Call today to register your business: 0333 121 0929

Developed and managed by:

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF). Learn more about the UK SPF.