Cornwall's Cold Homes Relief Fund

by Community Energy Plus

Cornwall's Cold Homes Relief Fund by Community Energy Plus cover photo

£2,615.00

raised by 32 donations

of £4,000.00 Target Goal

65%

The Story

Our Cold Homes Relief Fund for Cornwall provides emergency energy meter top-ups for vulnerable households in financial crisis this winter. If you would like to help us give the gift of warmth to Cornish families in need, please donate to our campaign, if you can. Your money will be used to provide a flexible fund of emergency and longer term help to keep vulnerable householders warm, including: - Electric and gas key meter top-ups - Heated blankets – costing around 4p an hour to keep someone warm; they’re ideal for people who cannot afford to run a full heating system. - Plug-in oil filled radiators – these are usually provided to families to provide emergency heating when boilers break. Your donation will also help us to fund an energy advisor to provide a home visit to administer practical help and advice. They will also work with the householder to help them to work towards the longer term objectives of lower energy bills which will include: - Tariff switching, accessing the £140 Warm Home Discount from their energy supplier and social water tariffs. - Improving the energy efficiency of their home, with access to local schemes for insulation and heating upgrades, which may involve us putting together ‘jigsaws’ of funding from multiple sources to fund measures. - Referrals and signposting to other services such as Fire Safety Checks for free smoke and carbon monoxide alarms; Debt and Money Advice, Food Banks, etc. Thank you. Community Energy Plus

Community Energy Plus

We're Community Energy Plus and we're Cornwall's energy advice charity. We've been fighting fuel poverty and the misery of cold homes in Cornwall for over 20 years. From Autumn onwards, we regularly receive calls from local householders who are in desperate situations because they don’t have enough money to top-up their energy pre-pay meters. Cornwall suffers from disproportionately high levels of fuel poverty compared to other parts of the country. A combination of old homes which are hard to insulate, reliance on expensive forms of heating, low incomes and high heating needs due to illness or age, mean that many low income households are forced to make tough decisions. For some of the most vulnerable members of our communities this can lead to the lights going out and the heating switching off when they run out of emergency credit on their gas or electricity meters. If you know of anyone in Cornwall who needs our help, please tell them about us and pass on our contact details: Freephone 0800 954 1956 or email: advice@cep.org.uk. Website: www.cep.org.uk

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Cornwall's Cold Homes Relief Fund: Latest Donations

Michelle donated £10.00+ £2.50 on 2022/1/7 at 13:54.