PETERBOROUGH CHARITY SECURES £45K FUNDING BOOST FROM SCOTTISHPOWER ENERGY PEOPLE TRUST

Award-wining charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) has been granted a funding boost of almost £45,000 from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to support its flagship initiative, Warm Homes Peterborough.  

PECT launched the Warm Homes Peterborough project to offer vulnerable families in Peterborough practical advice and financial guidance on energy bills and energy efficiency measures. The programme aims to help young families in some of the most disadvantaged areas across the city maximise their income and effectively keep warm during the colder winter months.

Funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust will enable the project to support over 2,300 families in Peterborough over 12 months. Since 2009, the Trust has awarded PECT almost £180,000 in funding to support Warm Homes Peterborough - one of its most successful projects.*

Shani Lambert, Warm Homes Peterborough Project Officer, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the ScottishPower Energy People Trust again. Previous funding for the Warm Homes Peterborough project has allowed us to make real headway in supporting Peterborough’s families to save money on their utility bills. It’s great to know that with the support of the Trust we will be able to continue to help people throughout our community who need it most.”

Richard Taylor, Secretary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with PECT again and see the impact that its Warm Homes Peterborough project is having in the local community. The success of the initiative is testament to the vital role support projects play in local communities. The Energy People Trust is committed to supporting people across the country and we work with some really inspirational projects to make this happen.”

For more information about the Warm Homes Peterborough project and how you can book a home visit, see www.pect.org.uk/WarmHomes

*The ScottishPower Energy People Trust has awarded PECT three grants in total to fund the Warm Homes Peterborough project; £84,117 in 2009, £48,108 in 2015 and £44,566 in 2017.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018