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Communities are increasingly facing climate-related issues like fuel poverty, expensive-to-heat community assets, and a lack of access to green spaces. Because climate change is something that will affect all Big Local areas, we have launched a range of support designed to help partnerships climate-proof their plan.

What support is on offer?

As a Big Local partnership, you can access bespoke support from our climate partners to get help with things like:

  • establish community-based approaches to support residents struggling with their fuel bills
  • make your community space more energy-efficient, so it becomes cheaper to heat
  • improve your community’s connection to nature by creating more green spaces
  • explore the viability of renewable energy in your community
  • help your community understand the threats of climate change and support them to respond with local climate-positive action

Who delivers this support?

The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) are an energy charity who work on finding solutions to the threat of climate change and the misery of cold homes.

They have over 40 years of experience in this area and, as Big Local’s climate support partner, they will be able to help areas explore ideas and develop bespoke plans on a range of climate-related issues.

Watch this video to find out more about the offer and examples from partnerships who’ve taken part.

Browse our Make it Happen YouTube playlist for videos on all our support offers.

Interested in this support?

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You can also speak to your area advisor or area coordinator if you’d like to chat through your options.


DISCLAIMER: Whilst in-area support with our partners is open to all, if certain support offers are oversubscribed, we will need to prioritize this depending on which areas need it most. This doesn’t mean your area will not get to take part in the offer – just that you may have to wait until support has been offered to priority areas first. For more details, read our Make it Happen FAQs.

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