National Community Footprint Award Winners!

Following our last update on Energy Action 4 Rutland taking the East Midlands Community Footprint Crown, we can now proudly call them National Winners thanks to the incredible hard work and commitment from our dynamic duo, Dan Curry and David Crookes.

Energy Action 4 Rutland came out on top for their innovative and local approach to tackling fuel poverty.  As national winners, they will receive £3k to enhance and support the project further. The money will allow them to continue the project into the summer to help more residents in Rutland reduce the stresses and strains of ever rising energy prices.

The award, run by the fuel poverty charity National Energy Action in partnership with British Gas and the Department of Energy and Climate Change, celebrates the achievements of a scheme that has seen many Rutland residents receive free energy saving advice.

Change Agents UK, working alongside Rutland County Council and other agencies, has been running Energy Action 4 Rutland to tackle Fuel Poverty issues in the county and ensure that residents are informed of effective and efficient ways to heat their homes. The project continues to save hundreds of pounds a year for householders in Rutland by offering advice and guidance on insulation, heating systems and simple behavioural measures that people can take around their homes. 

Any Rutland residents that want to take advantage of a free audit should ring Voluntary Action Rutland on 01572 722622 or visit www.rutland.gov.uk/energyaction