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Free cost-of-living support and advice for community businesses

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Expert advice and resources to save energy and build a better future.

Project duration: January to December 2023

It’s challenging running a community business at the best of times. But for many, the increasing cost of energy combined with the cost of living crisis is making it even harder. 

As part of the Resilient Communities Fund, CSE has joined up with Power to Change to offer bespoke advice and support to help your community business.

We’ll support you to:

Power to Change grantees can book sessions for tailored support from CSE’s broad range of experts. This includes advice about retrofit, energy-efficiency measures, fuel poverty, community action, engagement and building long-term resilience in the energy market.

CSE will also host a series of online resources and monthly webinars, available to anyone working in the wider community business sector.

Resources for communities

We’ve got years of experience working with community businesses to deepen their knowledge of energy efficiency, sustainability and community action.

Check out our resources below. This page will be updated with new resources regularly, so add it to your bookmarks and keep coming back for more!

Energy efficiency and community buildings

Here are examples of how community businesses have made energy saving changes:

Community engagement

Watch our webinars for community businesses

Find out more

For further information, please get in touch with our Communities team.

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