In October 2013 Kent County Council was awarded a grant from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on behalf of the European Regional development Fund (ERDF) for £1.2 million towards the cost of delivering the £2.3 million Kent-wide Low Carbon+ Project.
All applications for funding are appraised before they are considered by the Low Carbon+ Grants Panel. Criteria for appraisal includes;
• Jobs created as a result of the project;
• The contribution of the project to the wider economic growth (through for example the development of a new product or process that will lead to supply chain impacts or wider productivity gains);
• The contribution of the project to resource efficiency and carbon reduction;
• Private sector leverage
FlueCube’s application received positive feedback and the Panel were keen to fund such an innovative product. They were particularly pleased that FlueCube were aiming to market the product nationally.
FlueCube Europe LLP started trading 2 years ago the innovative FlueCube was invented in New Zealand by director Matthew De’Herville father he asked his son and cousin Ashley Martin to launch the FlueCube in Europe. It was tested for carbon reduction at the University of Colorado and is made in the UK by SFL Britain’s leading flue manufacture. Over the last 18 months FlueCube has seen a steady increase in sales built predominately through word and mouth both in the solid fuel trade and the public suffering with problems with their wood burning stoves, commonly caused by outside factors such as atmospheric pressure. The FlueCube acquired a 5 star rating with the independent rating agency Feefo.
Ashley Martin Managing Director of FlueCube said “this is a wonderful endorsement for a UK manufactured product. This grant is to be used to get the FlueCube better known which is perfect as it’s a great product, reduces carbon saves on fuel and will last at there are no moving parts to wear out”. www.fluecube.co.uk