Community Support

Community Advisor: West Suffolk and Waveney

The Suffolk Climate Change provides support to community groups and non- profit organisations in the West Suffolk and Waveney Council areas on a range of climate change and energy issues. 

There is already a vast movement of low carbon communities beginning to appear across the country, doing a whole range of actions including bulk buying insulation, forming renewable energy co-ops and car-sharing. Whether you’re a full-blown Transition Town or just a village group concerned with fuel bills, the Advisor can help your community move towards a greener, healthier future.

To find out more about our Community Advice Service click here.

What can we offer you?

Community Building Energy Audits:

A free assessment of your building, identifying ways to cut your running costs and minimise your greenhouse gas emissions. Whether you've got refurbishment plans in mind or not, this audit can help you make an informed decision about the best future for your community space.

Help to upgrade your heating system:

Worried about an unreliable boiler, or have expensive electric heaters that are good at warming your head but leave your feet in the cold? We can help you find the right green heating option for your building, from air and ground source heat pumps to biomass, microCHP and condensing boilers. 

Grants and Funding:

Our help doesn't stop at the report; we're here to help you make the recommendations a reality. We can signpost you to the latest funding options and put you in touch with installers so you can obtain suitable quotes. Moreover, the savings identified in our audit can be useful evidence when making grants applications - which we would also be delighted to help you with!

The Community Buildings Advice Service is provided in the areas covered by the Councils of West Suffolk and in the Waveney District by the Suffolk Climate Change Partnership.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this free, impartial service, please contact John Taylor on: 01473 264595 or email john.taylor3@suffolk.gov.uk