We’re excited that we’ve been awarded grant funding from Electricity North West to support our site partners and their local communities to save energy and reduce carbon.
Following a short tender process, we’ve selected Groundwork to deliver the community engagement work.
Each of our sites will be offered a fully funded programme of activities tailored to their needs, all of which will be carefully managed to comply with social distancing and any lockdown restrictions in place at that time.
Activities in schools and at local community venues could include assemblies, workshops and information packs, energy saving pledges, energy quizzes and games such as energy bingo. We’re also hoping to provide a limited number of home visits, with telephone support available for those who are struggling with their energy costs.
In addition, Groundwork will provide training sessions to GMCR volunteers about energy saving and to increase awareness of how vulnerable people can be supported.
We’ll also be offering each site a free energy assessment so they can consider how to reduce the energy demand of their building.
In the meantime, Groundwork are offering support to those who have been affected by COVID-19.