Decision details

Acceptance of Funding for Mission Net Zero from Innovate UK Pathfinder Places Programme and entering a Collaboration Agreement with Partners

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To accept additional funding to contribute to the achievement of council and city climate goals


To accept funding awarded by Innovate UK as part of their Net Zero Living Programme Pathfinder Places Competition Phase 2 Demonstrator call and enter the associated collaboration agreement with partners. This is in line with the decision of Cabinet on 23 January 2024 to “Authorise the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Housing Services and Energy and Waste, Climate, Ecology and Just Transition and S151 Officer, to take all steps required to accept and spend the funding from Innovate UK of up to £3.708m (including procuring and awarding contracts over £500k); to implement the project as set out in proposals to Innovate UK and the business case in Appendix A2; and, to make any amendments to the project as necessary for successful delivery.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - Not accept the funding - Rejected as it would not contribute to the achievement of council and city climate goals-

Publication date: 30/01/2024

Date of decision: 29/01/2024