Want to get involved?
Unsure where to start?
Our starter kits have been designed to help you on your journey with easy to understand instructions and practical resources for use in your own projects.
Community Engagement Kit
Resources to help you think of ideas and strategy when planning a local event such as "energy bingo". Great for beginners and stakeholders with low budgets.View Details
Energy Champions Kit
How to run an event to encourage Energy Champions with rewards and training guides.View Details
Always ensure you consider the priorities of the person you are speaking to – with cut backs, and stretched resources tackling fuel poverty will often not be a priority. You need to make it simple to identify how action on affordable warmth could help support their wider strategic or operational aims/objectives.
Seek intelligence from colleagues with previous knowledge of a particular area or organisation before making an approach.
Research the local policy and strategic landscape – identify where benefits could be galvanised through fuel poverty work and utilise this to encourage engagement with the services/support being offered.
Training - Training internal staff from your organisation to raise awareness of the issue of affordable warmth is just as relevant as getting the message out to external stakeholders. This doesn't have to be formal training – you can use short briefing sessions/newsletters/social media etc.
Ensure publicity goes out well in advance make it eye catching and it is in a venue you have already checked out that is regularly used.