A checklist of 30+ charity and community energy saving ideas to save on heating, electricity and gas bills. My work is in support of charities, but it will be a very hard winter for many, so I've also included energy savings tips for individuals and families. At the end are energy efficiency and renewable grants for charities and families, including the EC04 grant scheme for loft insulation, boilers etc.
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A range of charity and community energy saving ideas and tips, as well as energy efficiency grants, switching your energy supplier and links to the Charity Excellence online list of crisis grant funding for charities.
With energy costs spiralling, even small savings in your charity energy costs helps, these are cumulative, so build up over time and not wasting energy helps the planet too. Here are a series of energy saving ideas for the workplace and home.
Your equipment will also last longer and be less of a potential fire risk.
Want more? Here are a whole series of office energy efficiency guides from the Carbon Trust.
Here are 20+ ways to reduce your costs, without cost cutting. These savings can be significant and, even small savings add up, pay you back every month and the funding saved is always 'unrestricted'.
We exist to support our beneficairies and our people are our greatets asset. It'll be a very hard winter for many, so I've included energy savings tips and grants for them too, as well as sources of advice and help. Our online crisis grant funding list for charities, includes sectiosn at the bottom for them.
You can try these energy saving ideas for the home as well as those above:
Turn2Us are a fantastic charity supporting those in poverty. They provide specific support for those struggling with energy and water bills, including Energy Schemes, Charitable Grants, Energy Efficiency, Water Schemes, Benefits and Help from your local council and Advice and Support.
The Citizens Advice Big Energy Saving Campaign provides resources to help you deliver energy advice to those who need it most. They are keen to work with partners who can help them reach consumers who are not able to access the internet or those who are at risk of fuel poverty. You can contact them via the web page.
Advice and support from Contact With Families With Disabled Children, including Government support for cost of living, help with household bills, benefits and tax credits, online granst search and dealing with debt.
Energy grants for charities and families.
Our online list of crisis grant funding and other help for charities, non profits and community groups. However, there are about 70 in the Finding Finder Crisis Funding search category, so use that if you want to find more.
There are various energy efficiency schemes and grants available. The main scheme is a home energy efficiency scheme known as the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), provided by the government. The Government is comitting £1 billion a year to it, but there are eligibility criteria. Essentially, it is for people who are claiming benefits, such as Universal Credit.
Sadly, there have been a lot of scams and cold callers approaching vulnerable people. Consumer Rights has created an online portal that allows anyone to check if they qualify for government-funded upgrades, such as loft, cavity wall and solid wall insulation, and boiler replacement or repair options from ECO4 Grants. It's simple to use and takes less than 2 minutes with a simple step-by-step process. You can also get more information about the ECO from Ofgem.
You might also be able to find local grants to help with things like insulating your home from Simple Energy Advice. You can find more on Citizen's Advice excellent guidance on home improvements.
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|A £6.4 million project to help businesses decarbonise and learn more about how we can remove the barriers to rapid decarbonisation. The project covers Essex, Kent, and East Sussex. Grants up to 25% of project cost, maximum £30,000. No deadline.
|CARES offers a range of financial support to local energy projects., including installing renewable technologies in community buildings, community benefits and shared ownership. It's open to a wide variety of community organisations and charities in Scotland. No amounts of deadlines specified.
Good Finance have created an Energy Resilience Hub of case studies so peole can see social investment in practice and explore how organisations are using repayable finance to increase their energy resilience.
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