Twenty five charitable projects from across Scotland were last night invited to the Scottish Parliament, as part of an event marking the tenth anniversary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.
Each project was selected to attend the event, thanks to their exceptional work using Trust funding to help alleviate fuel poverty in the community. The projects in attendance all share the common goal of helping the most vulnerable residents in their area access affordable warmth. Each scheme uses Energy People Trust funding to provide a combination of income maximisation and energy efficiency advice, as well as the installation of energy efficiency measures.
Over the past decade the Trust has provided over £4million to projects across Scotland, helping over 114,000 people and resulting in a combined increase in household income of over £15million and a legacy of energy efficiency.
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 in making a huge difference to the lives of people throughout Scotland. It means a lot that so many of them could attend our tenth anniversary event and inspire politicians, industry stakeholders and fellow charitable organisations with their stories."
James Dornan, MSP, said: "We were pleased to welcome the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to Holyrood on Tuesday, and acknowledge its tenth anniversary of helping charities across Scotland, and the UK. On the evening, we met with representatives from 25 inspirational organisations which are committed to helping vulnerable Scots improve their lives and it was a privilege to hear about their great work."
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Trustees Meetings : 11/11/2015
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