Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards 2014

Eco Drama goes Electric!

We are pleased to announce that Eco Drama were selected as a winner of the Santander Social Enterprise Development Awards 2014 for Scotland.  These awards aim to support social enterprises looking to grow their business and improve their local community.

We applied to the awards for a contribution towards the purchase of a Nissan Leaf Electric Car, in order to support the delivery of our Touring Programme in schools and communities. The electric car will enable us to increase the number of workshops we deliver throughout the year and increase our income and overall financial sustainability. 

We also gain further support from Santander in the form of a support package including funding for internships, business webinars and social enterprise consultancy support.

For the past 5 years Eco Drama have been touring our productions and workshops across Scotland in a van run on bio diesel made from reclaimed vegetable oil, which reduces touring emissions by 85%.  The 100% electric car as an additional touring vehicle is a massive welcome to our touring programme.  It will help improve operations, enable the company to grow and reach wider audiences, further inspire children and young people about greener modes of transport, and enable our company to demonstrate ourselves as positive green role models, travelling to schools and venues in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

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