Skip to content

Funded projects

Growing the low carbon economy

OxFutures has awarded both energy efficiency and innovation grants to small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) across Oxfordshire. Below you’ll find case studies of our grant recipients and projects.

  • Lady Sew and Sew

    Lady Sew and Sew received an OxFutures energy audit and grant to carry out a plethora of energy efficiency measures. Lady Sew and Sew, a sewing and crafting company based in Oxfordshire, has been making strides towards reducing its energy consumption and
  • The Rug Shed

    The Rug Shed received an OxFutures energy audit and grant to install LED lighting in their shopfront. The Rug Shed sources and stocks a wide selection of handmade rugs from around the world. Their showroom in Henley-on-Thames is a ground floor retail
  • Duns Tew Village Hall

    Duns Tew Village Hall received an OxFuture grant from GreenFund to install a variety of energy efficiency upgrades. The Duns Tew Village Hall building was originally constructed as a schoolhouse in 1870 and later repurposed as the village hall. The space is
  • St Hilda’s College 

    St Hilda’s College received an OxFutures grant to help install LED lighting, fabric upgrades, and radiator valves. St Hilda’s College comprises buildings built from 1790 to 1995. The estate consists of one main site in the centre of Oxford with a
  • Dean Court Community Centre

    Dean Court Community Centre received an OxFutures grant to help install 10KwP of Solar PV panels and a 13.5KwH Tesla storage ‘powerwall’ battery. The centre first opened its doors to the public in 2014; since then it has acted as the physical
  • ARK-T

    Oxford Community Arts charity receives funding for energy efficiency improvements. The Site The Ark-T Centre site consists of a main hall, café with a small commercial kitchen, arts studio, music studio and offices. They have two sites based near Templars
  • Magdalen Road Studios

    Magdalen Road Studios received an OxFutures grant to install LED lighting, insulation, and infrared heaters to make the space a more welcoming environment for artists and visitors. The project Following a free energy audit, Magdalen Road Studios – an arts
  • Electrogenic

    Electrogenic retrofit classic cars with electric engines. From The Ground Up Oxfutures was able to provide funding to support the commercialisation of Electrogenic when it was a new start-up looking to prototype the development of retrofitting a classic car
  • Ewelme Watercress Beds

    This nature reserve was awarded an OxFutures grant to install solar panels on their south-west facing roof. The Site The hub of the British watercress industry in the 20th Century, Ewelme is a picturesque and historical 6.5 acre site which has been owned by
  • Seacourt Printing

    Seacourt is the UK’s most sustainable printing company based in Oxford. They got in touch with OxFutures for a grant to develop a roadmap to sustainability for all businesses to follow. The Organisation Seacourt have been printing in Oxford since 1946 and
  • Duffin Associates

    Duffin Associates are developing a new solar PV tracker to maximise efficient generation of solar panels The Project Since 2005 Duffin Associates Limited (DAL) has brought together small teams of specialists with low carbon experience to deliver specific
  • Hook Norton Community Housing

    A GreenLab pilot demonstrator of how a smart, local energy system can be integrated into a rural community housing project. The Project With our population growing, we need to ensure we have enough homes for all. However, many new housing developments build
  • Chapman Robinson & Moores

    Chapman Robinson & Moores received an OxFutures grant from GreenFund to install an air source heating system to make the space a more welcoming environment for employees. The Project Chapman Robinson and Moores (CRM) are one of Oxfordshire’s leading
  • EV Carshop

    EV Carshop are a one stop shop for electrification of business car fleets. The Project EV Carshop are electrification specialists who provide Electric Cars, Vans, Charging and ‘Know How’ to businesses motivated to electrify their fleets. Their turnkey
  • 3Keel Sustainability Advisors

    3Keel received an OxFutures grant from GreenFund to install new heating and light systems to reduce energy consumption. The Project 3Keel are an Oxford-based sustainability consultancy committed to making food systems, supply chains and landscapes fit for the
  • The Mix

    The Mix received an OxFutures grant from GreenFund to install an electric heating system to make the space a more welcoming temperature for users. The Project The Mix offers skills workshops, upcycling activities, resource swaps, repair cafes, meetings and
  • Pietersen Fine Furniture

    Pietersen Fine Furniture received an OxFutures grant from GreenFund to install a biomass heating system to save carbon emissions. The Project Pietersen Fine Furniture Ltd specializes in the manufacture and installation of bespoke furniture and fitted
  • Higgs Group

    Higgs Group printing and publishing company received an OxFutures grant from GreenFund to install new lighting and insulation to increase the energy efficiency of their building. The Project Higgs has been the leading printing and publishing company in Henley
  • Hill End

    Hill End outdoor learning centre received an OxFutures grant from GreenFund to install secondary glazing in their dormitory buildings. “This project has meant that we can do more of the Outdoor Learning that we were set up to do.” David MillinHill
  • Oxford River Cruises

    Oxford River Cruises received an OxFutures grant from GreenFund to convert their fleet to electric propulsion. I want my businesses to do everything possible to minimise their environmental impact, and, if we can, demonstrate the effectiveness of clean energy
  • Thames Cryogenics

    Early 1990s industrial park building gets an upgrade with LED lighting throughout. The Project Thames Cryogenics are based in an early 1990s industrial park building with a workshop, offices and storage. Following a free energy audit Thames Cyrogenics
  • The Folly

    Central Oxford, riverside restaurant received a free energy audit and decided to install an energy saving induction oven to save gas and prevent overheating. The Project The Folly restaurant received a free energy audit that outlined the measures they could
  • Ecosync

    EcoSync are aiming, through innovative technology, to reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of buildings by 40%. Their solution: stop heating empty rooms. They have successfully applied to OxFutures GreenFund for funding to continue developing
  • Shed Oxford

    Volunteer organisation, Shed Oxford, received a grant from GreenFund to improve the energy efficiency of their community workshop. Access to a disused tractor shed at The Abbey has granted us a great opportunity to create a new on-site, well-appointed
  • The Abbey Sutton Courtenay

    The Abbey Sutton Courtenay have been improving the energy efficiency of their guest house following an OxFutures energy audit and recent funding awarded from GreenFund to help them fund the installation of the

© Oxfutures 2024 All rights reserved
For a better viewing experience we recommend you upgrade your browser.