Sustainability Connections works on several grass roots projects, building trust and engagement at community level.
Sustainability Connections CIC runs one of the biggest BESN networks in the country. 2016/7 we had 12 champions across Kent and Medway. Between us we trained over 500 frontline staff and supported over 1300 vulnerable consumers. Switching tariffs or energy providers, accessing financial support and finding ways of being more energy efficient are the ways we can help save people money. This year, with electricity price hikes, it's been much more about shielding people from rising bills. If we were to say that the average financial gain this year is a modest £100 - that's still £180,000 back in peoples' pockets.
We are working in partnership with Town and Country Housing and will be training staff in a range of organisations as well as coming to community groups, cafes, halls and meeting places near you to run energy switching and energy saving advice sessions.