£10,000 top prize available in Energy Impact Awards

If you are involved in an innovative local project related to the fight against fuel poverty, promoting affordable warmth and energy efficiency to vulnerable households in your community – you could be one of the winners of the Energy Impact Awards 2017.

Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) is welcoming applications from innovative energy projects throughout Scotland, England and Wales – to benefit vulnerable people in their area.

As well as the £10,000 award, there are also two runner-up prizes of £5,000 and £2,500. The money could be used to develop a new or existing project or to demonstrate the effectiveness of a scheme so that it can be shared with a wider audience.

Held jointly with Scottish Gas / British Gas, the competition accepts entries from all not-for-profit groups and organisations. The awards are open to community groups, third sector organisations, health agencies, local authorities and other public bodies. They would need to demonstrate innovative approaches to tackling fuel poverty such as deploying new and exciting technologies and renewable energy.

Winners will also receive a free place at the NEA annual conference in Nottingham in September where the wider energy sector comes together to share up-to-date policy and application experience, and to discuss the future of UK energy policy.

For more information: http://www.nea.org.uk

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