The Suffolk Climate Change Partnership, together with delivery partner Groundwork East, provides support to community groups and non-profit organisations across Suffolk on a range of climate change and energy issues.

Community Wide Support

We are looking for communities across Suffolk to register their interest in a brand-new service that will support residents to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on their energy bills.

We have two levels of support available:

  1. Full – We will carry out a desktop survey of your community and set a suitable carbon reduction target. Our Green Champions will then visit your community to raise awareness and engage residents, and your community will have access to a dedicated advisor to provide in-depth advice. Our Green Champions will then make a follow-up visit a few months later and we will provide you with an engagement plan to sustain interest. We have an extremely limited number of communities we can offer full support to and will operate on a first come first serve basis so please get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
  2. Light – In our light package, we provide a more hands-off approach by providing you with all the tools you need to engage the community and request that you facilitate a before and after survey to allow us to track progress. This approach is more suited to communities with an already active green group, or another community action group. We have an extremely limited number of communities we can offer light support to and will operate on a first come first serve basis so please get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

All the actions recommended will be no to low cost (less than £500), although additional support can be given where householders are particularly interested in specific higher cost measures such as heat pumps, or solar panels.

To discuss in more detail and to register your interest, please contact Sarah Gill on 07720 098980 or sarah.gill@groundwork.org.uk

Community Building Support

We are also able to provide support to community buildings. Our advisor can provide remote support via email or telephone to identify ways in which you can reduce your running costs and your carbon footprint. Advice can cover low cost measures like switching energy supplier, to higher cost measures like solar panels and heat pumps. Our advisor can also identify potential funding opportunities for your project.

 

For more information, please contact Sarah Gill on 07720 098980 or sarah.gill@groundwork.org.uk.

 

 

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