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More grant funding awarded

OxFutures has been busy approving funding for many and varied organisations over the past few months.

Energy efficiency

Four organisations have successfully applied for funding worth £19,900 to cover some of the costs of installing energy efficiency measures. They were:

  • Pietersen Fine Furniture – a specialist furniture maker in Thame have installed a bio-mass boiler and secondary glazing in their building.
  • Oxfordshire Community Churches – applied for funding to upgrade their lighting to LEDs, which they will be installing later in this year.
  • Higgs & Co (Printers) Ltd – a printers in Henley have used their grant funding to install insulation and upgrade their lighting to LEDs
  • Oxford River Cruises – will convert Serafina their diesel passenger boat to electric, to become the largest electric passenger boat on the Thames


A further three organisations have been approved innovation funding worth £120,000. They are:

  • Hook Norton Low Carbon Housing Project – the funding will help resource a feasibility study and help them register as a Community Land Trust for the next stage of the project.
  • Electrogenic – further grant funding was approved to develop the commercialisation of their pilot project to retrofit classic cars with electric engines.
  • EcoSync – an organisation seeking to reduce heating in non-occupied commercial buildings with innovative heating controls received create a grant to test their technology in a public building.

Well done to all of the grant applicants. If you’d like further information about applying for funding, contact Alison Grunewald.

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