EFPC member, National Energy Action, invites applications to its Warm Homes Campaign Award Scheme 2016, offering grants of £500 to not-for-profit and statutory organisations working to end fuel poverty. Up to 40 organisations based in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive funding to support activities and events running during the campaign period of 29th November 2016 and continue until 17th February 2017 (Fuel Poverty Awareness Day).
The campaign will raise awareness amongst both politicians and members of the public of the problem of fuel poverty and the action needed to be taken at a policy level; as well as the help and support available locally for those struggling to heat their homes. It will also highlight key messages around gas and electricity safety in the home.
This may include launches of strategies and action plans; energy efficiency awareness days; advice sessions; project visits by VIPs; and other innovative ways of communicating the issues around fuel poverty and energy efficiency locally. Successful organisations will be expected to promote their events to the local media as part of the campaign, as well as engage the support of MPs/Assembly Members and other local elected representatives.
Winners will be expected to undertake the following:
- Deliver their activity as specified in their application form.
- Invite local MPs/Assembly Members and elected representatives to attend the event and keep NEA up to date on expected attendees.
- Promote the event to the local media. NEA will provide guidance and assistance on this.
- Work with NEA to showcase the event and/or wider activities to other key stakeholders within the context of the campaign.
- Provide a short impact report on their event.
Applications close on Thursday 3rd November at 5pm and successful applicants will be notified on 11th November.
Find out more and how to apply at http://www.nea.org.uk/award-schemes/whc-awards/