12 Coventry groups given grants for fuel poverty fight - The Coventry Observer

12 Coventry groups given grants for fuel poverty fight

Coventry Editorial 1st Feb, 2023   0

GRASSROOTS organisations in Coventry committed to tackling fuel poverty have been granted a share of £2.5million as part of the latest rollout of the National Grid’s Community Matters Fund.

Coventry’s Jubilee Church has been granted £10,000 to offer a warm hub and warm packs to people in need, while Walsgrave Baptist Church will receive £4,000 to deliver a warm space and hot meals to people in need during the winter months.

Sahara (Coventry) Ltd, which will be delivering a warm bank after receiving a £8,800 grant, was also among the 12 Coventry organisations to feature.

Around 300 grassroots organisations across the Midlands, the South West and South Wales will benefit from this latest round of funding from National Grid.

The latest round of community matters funding was launched as an urgent response to the cost-of-living crisis.

Applicants will also have access to free training and energy efficiency advice they could use with planned or existing projects.

Alison Sleightholm, the National Grid’s regulation and corporate director, said: “Tackling fuel poverty is an immediate and pressing priority for us.

“This year, we’re giving away a record amount to support our most vulnerable.

“We’re pleased to see the first community organisations, charities and local authorities being awarded their grants.

“Our multimillion-pound fund is supporting a wide range of worthwhile and ambitious projects which will benefit communities this winter and help families keep homes warm.”

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