Community Action Award Launched

Are you involved in an exciting, innovative project to tackle fuel poverty in your local community?

The Community Action Award Scheme will recognise best practice amongst those who are working to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency in their local communities. Supported by DECC and British Gas, 15 awards will be made to community groups, third sector organisations, health agencies, local authorities and other public and not-for-profit organisations in England that demonstrate innovative approaches to tackling fuel poverty in one of the following three categories:


1.      Community action to tackle fuel poverty across all vulnerable groups

2.      Community action to tackle hard to reach groups (in fuel poverty)

3.      Community action to tackle fuel poverty in rural areas


Winners will receive £1.5k to develop or enhance their project, a free place at the NEA Annual conference in 2014, plus practical and financial support to hold a community celebration event.

Following the events four of these will be named as national winners and provided with an additional £2k to further enhance their initiative.

The closing date for phase 1 of application is 31 October 2013.

For more information and to apply, visit the NEA website.