Ten charitable projects from across Wales were invited to the Welsh Assembly, as part of a celebratory event marking the tenth anniversary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.
Each project was selected because of their exceptional work using Trust funding to help alleviate fuel poverty in the community, with the common goal of helping their most vulnerable residents access affordable warmth. The schemes use the Trust support to provide a combination of income maximisation and energy efficiency advice, as well as the installation of energy efficiency measures.
In the past decade the Trust has provided over £325,000 to projects helping over 9,000 people in over 7,000 households throughout Wales, resulting in a combined increase in household income of over £1.6m, the equivalent of £1,500 per home.
Ann Loughrey, Company Secretary and Trustee of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, said: "We are proud to have been able to play our part in helping these amazing organisations to make a huge difference to the lives of people throughout Wales. It means a great deal that so many of them could attend our tenth anniversary event and inspire politicians, industry stakeholders and fellow charitable organisations with their stories."
Mark Isherwood, Welsh Conservative Member for North Wales & Shadow Minister Social Justice & Housing, said: "We were pleased to welcome the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to the Welsh Assembly, and to acknowledge and celebrate the tenth anniversary of helping charities across Wales, and the UK. On the evening, we met with representatives from ten inspirational organisations committed to helping vulnerable people in Wales improve their lives and it was a privilege to hear about their great work."
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Trustees Meetings : 18/11/2015
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