We are very excited to annouce that over the next year residents in the Lidget Green and Scholemoor areas of Bradford ('Greenmoor') will be able to access help and support with reducing their energy costs and making their homes warmer.
This is thanks to a grant from the Northern Powergrid Community Energy Seed Fund at Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.
We know that living in a cold home has negative impacts on physical and mental health. We will be able to do one-to-one home energy visits, attend community events, raise awaress of financial help such as the £140 Warm Home Discount (for residents on a low income), help people switch to cheaper energy tariffs and advise on anything else that will help residents save money and keep warm in their homes.
There is a great network of existing organisations already working in the area, including:
- Lidget Green Walking Club- St Wilfrid's Church- Scholemoor Beacon- Farnham Children's Centre- Lidget Green Children's Centre- Lidget Green Community Partnership- Bradford Council's Ward Officer and Wardens
We will be working with these organisations to distribute information within the community and to run energy advice outreach sessions. Staff and volunteers will also be able to refer vulnerable households for home energy visits.
All staff and volunteers from organisations working in the area are invited to the project launch to find out more about fuel poverty, the schemes that can help residents with their energy costs, and how they can help residents access the support available.
Date: Wednesday 3rd February
Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: St Wilfrids Community Hall
This event will include a free lunch.
To book your place or to find out more about this project please contact Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07738 818391