A new government framework has been launched, which public sector organisations can access to reduce their water costs and consumption by 30%, through the multi-million pound AquaFund Grant Scheme.
The framework provides an OJEU-compliant route for the public sector to access the grant, which provides all the finance and managed services to reduce water costs and consumption – without the need for any budget.
Those accessing the fund will typically receive a grant of between £150,000-£600,000, and see their first water and cost savings within 12 weeks. Much needed cashable savings for an already stretched public estate.
AquaFund, the only grant scheme of its kind in the UK, provides everything necessary for both public and private sector organisations to make water efficiencies and financial savings including; the full grant, consultancy services, site audits and state-of-the-art water saving technologies, together with water data and tariff analysis, bill validation services and on-going monitoring. All provided at no cost to participating organisations.
You can download further information about the new framework and the grant here: AquaFund Framework.pdf
The framework is accessible to all public sector organisations under OJEU reference 2015/S 227- 413650.
Private sector organisations can also apply for grants through AquaFund.
To obtain your grant call us on 01753 833 880 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK with a turnover of almost £1 billion, and water management consultants ADSM, were awarded the ‘Value and Improvement through Outsourcing’ award last night at the 2015 Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare awards. The prestigious awards were held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, and a record breaking 532 entries competed for recognition at the dazzling ceremony.
The panel of judges, which consisted of senior influential figures in the health sector such as Robert Knoff (National Director NHS Procurement, Department of Health) and Michael MacDonnell (Head of Strategy, NHS England) commented:
“There are clear outcomes for this project including massive cost savings and helping a huge number of people internationally. This partnership working demonstrates a real reliance on each other and they have worked together to produce a sustainable project.”
Of the 280 NHS Trusts in the UK, Imperial were recognised as the leader in water efficiency, having gained a £250,000 cash saving and annual efficiency improvement of 17% through ADSM’s multi-million pound AquaFund grant. The AquaFund grant awarded to the Trust provided and installed state-of-the-art water saving technology, site audits, consultancy services, water data and tariff analysis and an industry-leading bill validation service.
The AquaFund project also donates a percentage of its revenue each year on the Trust’s behalf to charity WaterAid. As a result, the Trust has helped assist 350,000 people in developing countries gain access to safe water and sanitation.
The awards were a great evening of recognition and celebration for all the organisations making steps to greatly improve efficiency and value.
For more information on the AquaFund grant including how to claim your share, visit www.adsm.com/AquaFund or call 01753 833 880.
Energy Manager Magazine, the only energy journal exclusively dedicated to the public sector, has endorsed the AquaMark project to its audience of key decision makers in the industry. The multi-million pound AquaMark initiative is set to put Britain at the forefront of global water benchmarking, reducing water usage and costs by 30% for commercial organisations in the public and private sectors.
For more info on the AquaMark project, please visit: www.adsm.com/AquaMark