Terms and Conditions for Sponsors
UK Carbon Reporting Framework
CRF – the UK Carbon Reporting Framework, administered by the Building Research Establishment Ltd.
Project – the carbon reduction project which has been submitted to the CRF in order to seek funding
Project developer – the organisation which is pursuing the development of the project
Project sponsor – the individual or organisations which are providing funding to the project
Actual project cost – the cost of delivering the project as estimated by the project developer
Total project costs – the actual project costs plus the fee payable to the CRF to cover administration costs
CRF maintenance contribution – the percentage the CRF adds to the funding total required by the project developer to cover the cost of operating and maintaining the CRF.
N.B. It is anticipated that this is received by the project developer from the project sponsor as part of the total project cost and is paid to the CRF by the project developer on receiving all funding required for their project through the CRF
Project Submission Form – the online form to be completed for each project to be registered on the CRF website
Website – the CRF website available at www.ukcarbonreporting.org
Carbon accounting methodology – the approved methodology provided by the CRF for the calculation of carbon savings from the carbon reduction project
1.1 Any organisation or individual is eligible to register with the CRF to access information about projects subject to approval by the CRF.
1.2 All project sponsors must agree with these Terms and Conditions in order to be able to use the CRF. Acceptance is at the point of registering to use the CRF.
2. Supporting projects through the CRF
2.1 If after registering and considering information provided about a project the project sponsor wishes to contact a project developer directly to find out more about the project, or make a financial contribution towards it; they must first contact the CRF who will record their interest and provide the contact details of the project developer. The CRF will also notify the project developer that their contact details have been provided to the project sponsor.
2.2 Project sponsors will respect the requirement for a CRF Maintenance Contribution to be made by the project developer for using the CRF and will not enter into any relationship with a project developer introduced by the CRF which in anyway impacts upon the CRF receiving this fee.
2.3 A project sponsor is free to provide financial support in any form agreed with the project developer to cover project costs e.g. grant or loan. The CRF will not be liable to either the project sponsor or project developer for the failure of either party to fulfil any of their obligations to the other party as part of any agreement reached between the parties.
2.4 If, for whatever reason, a project developer wishes to not accept an offer of financial support offered by a project sponsor they are under no obligation to accept it.
3. Interaction with project developers
3.1 The CRF request project sponsors interact with project developers in a professional manner.
3.2 If there are repeated complaints about a project sponsor they will be banned from using the CRF.
3.3 To help the CRF keep up to date with progress on funding for projects, project sponsors shall provide updates to the CRF of all contact and communication with project developers on request.
4. Publicity and promotion
4.1 By agreeing to these T&C’s the project sponsor agrees to the CRF mentioning their organisation in material to promote the CRF and communicate its work. This might include but is not limited to, marketing brochures, flyers, emails and films.
4.2 If a project sponsor wishes their use of the CRF to remain anonymous they should notify the CRF in writing immediately after accepting the T&C’s and confirm receipt of this letter with the CRF.
5. Services provided to the project sponsor by the CRF
5.1 The following services are provided by the CRF to the project developer:
- A completeness and consistency check of all information provided by the project developer
- Contact details on request of all projects that they wish to contact to discuss funding
- The maintenance of up to date records on all projects on the CRF website
6.1 The information made available by the CRF on its website and elsewhere in relation to the CRF and more generally in relation to carbon reduction projects and carbon reporting is intended to act as a guide only, and the CRF is not responsible for the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of such information. Accordingly the CRF cannot and does not accept any liability for any loss or damage that the project developer or sponsor may suffer as a result of using such information.
6.2 The CRF cannot and does not guarantee or underwrite the performance of any project.
6.3 A project sponsor is free to provide financial support in any form agreed with the project developer to cover project costs e.g. grant or loan. The CRF will not be liable to either the project sponsor or project developer for the failure of either party to fulfil any of their obligations to the other party as part of any agreement reached between the parties.
7.1 Any questions regarding the operation of the CRF should be made through the CRF website and the contact us page.