CCF Poverty Hurts Appeal: Community Energy Plus
Since launching the Cost-of-Living Crisis Fund we have awarded 50 grants totalling £275,000. The fund has been providing grants to grassroots charities and community organisations who are facing increased demand for their support due to the rising household costs faced by people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Community Energy Plus, based in Camborne provides a broad range of services helping people with energy-related issues. A large part of their work is focused on supporting households who are struggling with their energy costs, and the rapidly growing number of those who live in or are at risk of fuel poverty.
CEP received £5,000 from the CFF Cost of Living Crisis fund to provide “warm boxes” for vulnerable individuals. They offer two different warm boxes, one that focuses on individuals that do not have access to heating or are not putting on the heating for fear of unmanageable bills. This box includes a heated throw, thermal gloves, a hot water bottle, and draught excluders like chimney balloons and under-door snakes. The other warm box is centered around food and drink and includes a slow cooker, thermos flask and a thermal mug.
CCF would not be able to offer funding support to the organisations during the cost-of-living crisis without the support of our generous donors. A special thanks to all who have donated to our Poverty Hurts appeal and to the support from Sedel Collings Foundation, Peter Harrison and Cornwall Council.