CARDIFF FAMILIES SET TO BENEFIT FROM £35,000 BOOST FROM THE SCOTTISHPOWER ENERGY PEOPLE TRUST

A charity offering disadvantaged families in Cardiff vital advice on how to improve fuel efficiency and cut energy bills has been awarded a £35,000 funding boost from the ScottishPower Energy Trust.

The Tackling Fuel Poverty initiative delivered by Cardiff-based organisation ACE will help residents across the city access free services and advice on energy efficiency and income management.

To help reach the city’s most vulnerable residents, the project has collaborated with the Cardiff Foodbank to work from three distribution centres located in the city. Both teams will work closely to ensure families are aware of the practical support available which includes one-to-one consultations, specialised drop-in sessions and tailored workshops.

The community outreach programme aims to work with over 600 families in Cardiff over the next 12 months to help them access the support they need.

Sam Froud-Powell, Community Support Coordinator at ACE, said: “We launched the Tackling Fuel Poverty initiative to help improve the quality of life of Cardiff families. Funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust will allow us to offer invaluable support to of some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.”

Richard Taylor, Secretary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: “The Energy Peoples Trust has been impressed by ACE’s partnership with other agencies which has enabled them to reach some of the most vulnerable people in the local community and we are proud to be supporting their vital work to tackle poverty.”

Thursday, November 30, 2017