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
Do something different than a stall giving leaflets out – yep Bingo / Picture quiz, lucky dip, spin the wheel always with prizes - it works.
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.
Make sure there's a need for and interest in training on fuel poverty before you commit.
Try and get some funding for an award scheme to recognise efforts, and to celebrate and share good practice.
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.