FUEL POVERTY PROJECT CALLS FOR BUSINESSES TO DONATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PRODUCTS
Keeping Kids Cosy, recently launched by the National Energy Foundation, is a project designed to help families with young children who are struggling with fuel poverty.
Funded by Scottish Power Energy People’s Trust and supported by the local authorities in the area, it will work across the whole of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
- Advice and guidance on reducing energy bills and heating a household affordably and efficiently
- Small grants for energy efficiency measures such as draught-proofing, thermostatic radiator valves or LED light bulbs
- Advice and help with switching energy tariff or supplier
- Small grants which can be put towards a customer contribution for ECO part-funded measures such as cavity wall and loft insulation
- House-warming hampers full of energy efficiency products
- Referral to further grants, financial assistance and money management services.
- LED lightbulbs
- Energy monitors
- Powerdown plugs
- Radiator foil
- Hot water cylinder jackets
- Draught excluders and tape
- Secondary glazing film
- Chimney flue balloons
- Low-flow showerheads
- Window and door seals
“Faced with stagnating income, rising fuel bills and various household priorities, looking after their children’s health and wellbeing is a daily struggle for many parents. We’re proud that we’ve got this opportunity to expand our current services to families who are deeply in need,” said Matt Neal, project officer at the National Energy Foundation.