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Funding Boost for Fuel Poor Families in Tranmere

A charity in Tranmere has benefited from over £10,000 in funding, thanks to The ScottishPower Energy People Trust.

The Energy Awareness Campaign, which will be managed by Tranmere Alliance, recently received the funding to help vulnerablehouseholds, who are at risk of fuel poverty, in the area.

The ScottishPower Energy People Trust was established in November 2005 to fund not-for-profit organisations that help vulnerable people including families, young people, the disabled and the elderly who need to spend more than 10% of their income on energy bills.

Ann Loughrey, ScottishPower’s Head of External Business and Community Relations and The ScottishPower Energy People Trust’s Company Secretary said:

“We are delighted to be able to assist this project.

“The Trust is something special as it helps fuel-poor households, through funding not-for-profit organisations.
“Four different types of projects are supported by The Trust, those which provide crisis funding, benefits entitlement checks, energy efficiency measures and research – all measures to help alleviate fuel poverty.”

The project will aim to help people through income maximisation, raising awareness of energy efficiency grants and advice available and addressing clients’ energy debts.

Through home visits or incoming telephone enquiries, the Energy Awareness Campaign is hoping to assist 1,500 individuals.

So far, The Trust has awarded a staggering £2.7m to 69 projects , assisting over 129,000 individuals in almost 50,000 households across Britain.

Friday, August 17, 2007