Local radio station and non-profit organisation, Sunny Govan Community Radio, has been awarded a funding boost of almost £17,500 from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to support its new initiative, Community Energy Advice.  

The project is designed to help families in some of the most under privileged areas of Glasgow understand their utility bills and effectively keep warm during the colder months.  The outreach programme uses the popular radio station, Sunny Govan, to reach the local community and aims to help some of the city’s most vulnerable residents access free practical advice.

The initiative, which offers one-to-one support and group workshops via its community hub in Govan, also works closely with other agencies to help local people access the support they may need. The funding boost will enable the project to support over 500 families in Govan over the next 12 months.

Heather McMillan, Community Energy Advice project manager, said: “Our aim at the Community Energy Advice project is to help improve the quality of life of Glasgow families. Funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust will allow us to offer invaluable support and help create opportunities to improve the social, physical and economic wellbeing of some of the city’s most vulnerable residents.”

Richard Taylor, Secretary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Sunny Govan Community Media on the Community Energy Advice project. The radio station offers the unique opportunity to reach Glasgow families who need support to manage their household bills. The Energy People Trust is committed to supporting people across the country and we work with some really inspirational projects to make this happen.”

Tuesday, October 31, 2017