Energy Efficiency Support for Community Groups in RCT and NPT

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Due to increased energy costs and pressures on community-run buildings, the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Fund – working with Interlink RCT, Neath Port Talbot CVS, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, identified a need for voluntary organisations responsible for the management of community buildings to be able to access support around energy efficiency. Working together, we have identified community buildings which may be eligible for a FREE energy efficiency survey.
Pen y Cymoedd has agreed funding to offer free energy efficiency surveys to forty community organisations in the Pen-y-Cymoedd area of benefit. The surveys will be carried out by an independent energy charity Severn Wye Energy Agency. The benefit of having the survey is to identify zero-cost changes that can have immediate impact on energy usage and costs and to help identify other improvements which could have significant impact in the longer term and offer yourselves, and funders, a good return on investment and all partners will work to identify, support and work with buildings that are suitable for the scheme.
Ahead of the next rise in energy costs in October, Coalfields Regeneration Trust – working with CVCs, RCTCBC and Severn Wye, will organise an event to bring together those people who have had surveys and identify what further support is required. There will also be the opportunity to sign-up for training and support for organisations who support individuals or groups who may be struggling with rising energy costs.