Trustees visited Claverhouse Training, a project devoted to helping unemployed people in Dundee that has benefited significantly from over £85,042 funding from the Trust. Trustees Norman Kerr, Ann Loughrey, Joan Fraser, Neil Hartwell, Alan Hughes and Peter Sumby met with Claverhouse staff and individuals helped by the project.
Claverhouse used the first of two grants from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to build the Claverhouse Energy Flat in 2006, a mock flat with features that practically demonstrate how to reduce energy consumption in the home. They then received a second grant in 2011 to support the day to day running of the facility and employ an advisor to run regular advice and drop in sessions.
Thanks to the funding the project now reached out to over 4,765 people, with a particular emphasis on helping those aged 18-24 and has made a significant difference to those in the community already struggling to make ends meet.
Alistair Cameron, Director of the Claverhouse Training said: “We were delighted to meet with the members of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust and show just how we’ve been helping people across Dundee. The funding received from the Trust has helped establish a service that local people can really benefit from and often one that is a real life line for the young, unemployed people in Dundee.”
Ann Loughrey, Company Secretary and Trustee of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: “I had the honour of opening the Claverhouse Energy Flat back in 2008 and was delighted to return today and see first-hand how it has benefited hundreds of people in the local community, thanks to funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust. Claverhouse Training is very well-established in the area offering local residents a range of services and we are delighted to continue to support Claverhouse alongside a range of projects across the city of Dundee.”
Expected Number of Individuals : 600
Expected Number of Households : 600
Trustees Meetings : 08/08/2012
Funding Amount Approved : 57877