The Bristol City Leap and SuSy teams

SuSy and Bristol City Leap secure Innovate UK grant

In a groundbreaking initiative for sustainable living, SuSy and Bristol City Leap have been awarded an innovation grant, totalling almost a quarter of a million pounds. This aims to address the cost of living crisis across the city.

SuSy has partnered with Bristol City Leap to propel Bristol towards Net Zero by 2030, focusing on enhancing home energy efficiency and improvements.

Awarded £249,000 by Innovate UK, the partnership aims to deliver a project supporting retrofit upgrades for approximately 650 low-income homes in Bristol. From advanced insulation to energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, these upgrades aim not only to reduce utility bills but also to contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.

"This is a significant step for sustainable living in Bristol. With the funding from this grant, we can support Bristol City Leap to reach and engage a vast network of people most in need of reduced energy costs. We are thrilled to be working alongside Bristol City Leap to deliver this project."

Hannah Spungin, Implementation Manager for Bristol City Leap said: “Bristol City Leap is committed to the decarbonization of Bristol, aiming to deliver significant social value for residents and communities. Our commitment extends to empowering community groups, improving local housing, and creating opportunities for employment and skills through our projects.”

The collaboration project commenced in November 2023 and is expected to be completed by late 2024.

Read the full press release here.