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
Seek intelligence from colleagues with previous knowledge of a particular area or organisation before making an approach.
Don't start from scratch - check out the resources on this website before developing anything new.
Terminology is important – many people don't understand the term 'fuel poverty' - so use words they can understand like 'keeping your home warm', 'struggling to pay your energy bill' etc.
Make it more of a social occasion tea and biscuits or if budget allows sandwiches – getting people to relax is the way for them to open up and are a lot more receptive.
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.