Apna Ghar (Our House)
The project aims to tackle fuel poverty, raise awareness of energy efficiency measures and curb CO2 emissions initially within Cheetham Hill, but also spreading into other communities within Greater Manchester. The funding allows for the appointment of an outreach worker that will speak the predominant languages within the area and gather information on the levels of insulation within homes and those that have high fuel bills. This will allow areas to be prioritised for insulation schemes and benefit entitlement work liaising with benefit agencies or other impartial benefit entitlement check agencies. The prioject involves the provision of free impartial advice on energy efficiency and the savings this can bring to fuel bills.
Expected Number of Individuals: 6000
Expected Number of Households: 1800
Trustees Meeting: June 2006
Funding Amount Approved: £39,786.00