Portsmouth businesses and organisations can now apply for a free licence to a sustainability platform worth £299 as part of Portsmouth City Council's commitment to the city's 2030 net zero target.

The Zellar platform supports organisations to calculate their carbon footprint, then develop action plans to reduce their carbon emissions and save money, as well as offering access to grant funding. Tools are available for organisations to create custom reports that can be used as sustainability evidence when bidding for new contracts and is a collaborative space for participating organisations.

There are a limited number of licences available, and they will be issued on a first come first serve basis. The licences will be issued for 12 months from the date of registration, with no cost to participating organisations.

Funding has been secured by Portsmouth City Council from UK Shared Prosperity Fund, as part of its commitment to making Portsmouth a greener, cleaner and safer place to live and work.

Cllr Steve Pitt Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Culture, Regeneration & Economic Development said: “Businesses are the backbone of Portsmouth and we are passionate about helping them to grow, survive and thrive. This is a rare opportunity for organisations to get the support they need to save money, whilst contributing to the city’s net zero target.”

Cllr Kimberly Barrett Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Greening the City said: “Zellar has a great track record working with local authorities and businesses enabling them to become more sustainable. Tackling climate change is an important and difficult challenge that we face, and for Portsmouth City Council it’s a top priority. All types of organisations in Portsmouth can benefit from these licences, no matter how big or small including commercial businesses of all sizes, public sector and charities.”

Organisations wanting to know more about this offer can email climateaction@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or can apply for a free licence https://www.research.net/r/ZellarLicence