The End Fuel Poverty Coalition is a broad coalition of anti-poverty, health, housing and environmental campaigners, charities, local authorities, trade unions and consumer organisations. It is also supported by academics, social enterprises and those working on the front line of fighting fuel poverty.
We believe that everybody has the right to a warm, dry home that they can afford to heat and power.
The main way individuals can help right now is to speak out about your experiences of fuel poverty.
We know this may be a daunting prospect, but the media genuinely want to hear your stories. Just fill in this short form and we will be in touch with more information: https://www.endfuelpoverty.org.uk/contact-us/speak-out-about-fuel-poverty/
You can also get involved or volunteer with one of our other members or the Warm This Winter Campaign. This has a range of ways people can help campaign on this issue, including a petition to sign. Speak out on social media using #warmthiswinter and follow the campaign on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Local authorities and councillors
Please read our section about how local authorities and councillors can support the fight to end fuel poverty, including a motion that can be brought to a session of council. We also have a motion specifically about pre-payment meters.
Organisations passionate about ending fuel poverty can join the Coalition (see information below).
The Coalition meets regularly to discuss the fight against fuel poverty, share knowledge, learn about best practice and plan campaigns. A full list of members is available online.
Benefits of membership of the Coalition include sharing of information, best practice and policy updates on fuel poverty, co-ordinating action on areas of mutual interest, joint campaigns and assets for members to use.
We provide a pooled resource to enable MP engagement, media coverage and social media activity.
In the past we have met with the Energy Minister, engaged with MPs and candidates in the 2019 election, submitted evidence to the fuel poverty review, taken part in consultations, commented on the Budgets and Economic Statements, led campaigns on pre-payment meters and other topics of interest as well as securing widespread media coverage.
To discuss membership, please email our co-ordinator Simon Francis on simon [dot] francis [at] campaigncollective [dot] org.
Annual subscription rates are based on an organisation’s ability to pay and start from as little as GBP250, but community groups and small charities are exempt from fees. Renewals take place every year. All membership fees contribute directly to the work of the Coalition and the more members we have, the more we can do. The Coalition operates as an unincorporated association.
A summary of work delivered in 2022 is available online. Membership rates for 2023 are as below and exclude VAT:
– Core Partners, GBP2,500
– Trade Unions* / Professional Bodies* / Social Enterprises*, GBP1,000
– Large charities** and smaller unions, professional bodies and social enterprises***, GBP500
– Medium** size charities / Public Sector, GBP250
– Small** charities, community groups and community businesses, Free.
*Income over GBP1m per year
**Definition of charity size: Large = income of GBP1m+, Medium = income GBP500k-GBP1m. Small = income under GBP500k
*** income under GBP1m
Community businesses are defined as not for profit small organisations typically supported by organisations such as Power To Change. No organisation will be excluded due to their inability to pay.
Subscriptions are managed by Campaign Collective which coordinates the work of the End Fuel Poverty Coalition (summaries of activity are available for 2022 and 2023 online). For terms and conditions, please contact the coordinator.