Workshops, solar panels and insulation: E.ON’s Energy Action Fund fuels 17 community projects nationwide

By JaneBranscombe

have been double glazed, school children have been inspired about energy efficiency,
a café has provided drop-in energy advice sessions and a bowls club is now
generating its own electricity using solar panels – all thanks to grants from the
latest round of E.ON’s Energy Action Fund.

These are
just some of the activities completed with funds donated by E.ON to charities
and community groups over the past 12 months. Projects in England, Scotland and
Wales were awarded up to £2,000 each to support a range of energy-related
improvements and activities.
To be eligible for funding, the successful
organisations’ initiatives were required to meet one of three criteria: bring
about a reduction in energy use, generate energy from a renewable source, or
provide energy efficiency advice for local people.

successful applicants included Blackerton Ecocentre in Devon, where volunteers
laid loft insulation made from recycled bottles in its 136-year old former care
home building. And the Playworks charity, set up to
improve the quality
and range of play in Nottingham,
received new,
high efficiency lighting thanks to a £2,000 grant.

Amy Cross,
Senior Community Relations Executive at E.ON, said: “We know there are many
charities and community groups looking to take control of their own energy use
who just lack the money to implement their ideas. This could be improving the
energy efficiency of their buildings, or helping other people understand the
simple steps they can take to make sure they use no more energy than they need.
We set up our Energy Action Fund in 2013 to help plug this gap and since then
we’ve distributed over £75,000 to more than 40 community groups.

“We expect
to have further funding available in early 2016, and interested community
groups should visit or check local press for announcements and for further information when this funding becomes available.”

For more information contact:

Jane Branscombe, 02476 183 681,

Naomi Troy, 02476 180 523,

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