Established in 1995 as a partnership between Kirklees and Calderdale Councils, the GBN started out with a budget of £30,000. The initial remit was to offer environmental advice to ten small and medium sized businesses. Since this time we have grown significantly, giving advice and assistance to over 2000 businesses to help them improve their environmental performance.
The GBN also works in partnership with local businesses, community groups and other organisations to deliver projects demonstrating sustainability in action: For example, we have worked on community greenspaces projects in Calderdale, biodiversity conservation projects in Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees, sustainable fish farming and a waste packaging compliance scheme. Click here for more information on our funding opportunities.
All our work is informed by a commitment to social inclusion and we try to involve the long-term unemployed, socially excluded young people and people with disabilities in our project work. Over the last 15 years, we have established an excellent reputation for innovative and pioneering project work, a reputation we are proud of.