Green Open Homes: competition update II

Who won, and what’s left in the pot?

9 January 2014

The second round of our Green Open Homes competition closed before Christmas.

Entrants had the chance to win funding and expert support to help them run an event in their community that shows off people's home energy saving improvements and encourages others to follow suit.

The winners

We had some great applications for events of all shapes and sizes, and we're looking forward to seeing them up and running. Congratulations to the round two winners:

  • Pewsey Vale Green Open Doors, run by Pewsey Environmental Action Team
  • Stroud Green Homes, run by Transition Stroud
  • Exeter Community Energy (ECoE) Launch, run by Exeter Community Energy
  • Eco-homes Greater Manchester, run by Carbon Co-op
  • Brickhill BEE Green Open Homes, run by Brickhill Better Energy Efficiency (BEE) Group
  • South Wiltshire Green Doors 2014, run by Wilton Community Land Trust
  • Birmingham Catalystcic Green Homes, run by Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC
  • Green Homes Sheffield , run by Regather Co-operative Ltd
  • Lymm Green Trail, run by Low Carbon Lymm
  • Loughborough Energy Efficient Homes, run by Transition Loughborough
  • Lancaster and Morecombe Green Homes, run by Lancaster Cohousing Ltd
  • 21st Century Homes, run by Muswell Hill Sustainability Group
  • Nottingham Green Doors, run by Nottingham Energy Partnership
  • Colchester Green Homes, run by En-form
  • Surrey Green Homes, run by Thameswey Sustainable Communities Ltd
  • Worthing & Steyning Eco Open Houses, run by the Low Carbon Trust

Plus these groups received small grants to help develop their plans:

  • The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Transition Bath, for their thermal imaging and draughtproofing project
  • Transition Town Maidenhead

These groups join our winners from round one.

There's still funding left!

After the two rounds of the competition, there's still a little money left in the pot. Instead of running a third round, we will be awarding up to 40 small grants of £500 - £2,000 each, until the pot runs out. Along with funding, groups who apply will also receive expert advice and support from CSE, Bristol Green Doors, and other groups who have run successful events.

Apply from 20 January at www.greenopenhomes.net/support-for-organisers/competition. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, based on meeting the application criteria. And your event must take place before the end of May 2014.

Make sure you visit www.greenopenhomes.net for more support, ideas and resources for event organisers, or to find out more about Green Open Homes.


Photo: Bristol Green Doors

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