Two BIRMINGHAM based social businesses, iSE and Localise West Midlands (LWM), are celebrating their success in winning national funding from LEAF, the Local Energy Assessment Fund. This funding will resource 10 locally based social enterprises to engage in the energy saving agenda and will help local householders save money through energy efficiency.
LEAF helps promote a better understanding of energy efficiency issues at a local level. The Birmingham programme is one of 200 schemes awarded across the country.
iSE and LWM are delighted to have resources to address the problems of fuel poverty and low energy efficiency that affect many of the city’s households.
This funding has been made available as the government gears itself up for the delivery of the Green Deal, the first scheme of its kind in the world aimed at radically overhauling the energy efficiency of millions of homes across the UK. Sarah Crawley, CEO of iSE, says “our work will enable Birmingham residents to have a better understanding of Green Deal and what energy efficiency measures they can take advantage of.”
Phil Beardmore from Localise West Midlands says “with LEAF funding, social enterprises will have a better understanding of the energy efficiency issues affecting their area and they will be able to help local people to save money and energy.”
Congratulations to both iSE and LWM.