Foundation offers an alternative solution to companies who would like to compensate for their residual or unavoidable carbon emissions. We then redistribute these donations in the form of an award of up to £50,000 to community carbon reduction projects within the Northwest region. The projects we support require match funding or have proven to be ineligible for full funding elsewhere, we are therefore seen as the last point of call for these projects. We are considered as a CSR product by some, and by others we are a critical partner and incorporated within their own environmental policy and targets. The compensation mechanism is an alternative to the traditional Offset model. Foundation is a “not for profit” and “charitable” organisation supported through a consortium of partners that include NWDA, Groundwork NW and Enworks