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  • by Trevor Loveday

Business Stream donates £50,000 to fund public sector water efficiency projects

Business Stream has reported that it has donated £50,000 to public sector organisations throughout Scotland to help fund water efficiency projects through the latest awards from its annual Public Sector Scotland Water Efficiency Fund.

The fund was set up to help organisations such as local councils, schools and universities deliver environmental and financial savings.

Through 2022-23, the retailer has awarded funding to Midlothian Council which is looking to generate efficiencies at two of its primary schools. Funding has also been awarded to South Lanarkshire College and Glasgow Kelvin College, both of which are using the money to invest in water saving devices, rainwater harvesting apparatus and water efficiency audits. And it has funded Scottish Fire and Rescue for a water efficiency audit across nine stations, and East Ayrshire Council and charity body, Glasgow Life, is looking to the investment to improve their toilet facilities.

In addition to providing funding, Business Stream also supports the delivery of each project.

Chief executive of Business Stream, Jo Dow, said: “Our fund provides an opportunity for forward thinking organisations to implement steps that will directly benefit their bottom line and support their sustainability goals.”

The allocation of funds was overseen by a panel comprising representatives from Business Stream, the Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges, public sector bodies and Scottish Procurement.

Business Stream recently announced it had saved Scotland’s public sector a record £2.85m over the course of the last year, taking total savings over three years to £6.4m.


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