A charity offering disadvantaged families in North Wales vital advice on how to improve fuel efficiency and cut energy bills has been given a £30,000 funding boost by the ScottishPower Energy Trust.

Fuel Efficient Families offers disadvantaged residents living in Wrexham, Powys and Denbighshire free practical advice and financial guidance on energy bills and fuel efficiency measures.

The initiative, which launched in August 2016, provides one-to-one consults with residents through its community outreach programme in rural and isolated areas across the regions. The project also delivers workshops in local schools to educate young people about the importance of energy efficiency.

David Walker, Senior Green Energy Coordinator at Groundwork North Wales, said: “Our aim is to improve the quality of life of some of North Wales’ most vulnerable families. Thanks to funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, we will be able to deliver such a vital and valuable programme. One key element of the project is to engage with school children of all ages to give them a better understanding of energy efficiency.”

Susan Elan Jones, local MP for Clwyd South, said: “The Fuel Efficient Families project is making a big impact by ensuring families are equipped with the tools they need in terms of fuel efficiency and alleviating financial concerns to ultimately improve their day-to-day lives, I welcome this initiative.”

Richard Taylor, Secretary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Groundwork North Wales, the Fuel Efficient Families initiative is set to be an extremely valuable source of advice and support to communities across North Wales. The Energy People Trust is committed to supporting people across the country and we work with some really inspirational projects to make this happen.”

Monday, September 25, 2017