Download our cheap energy saving tips and funding list here:

 

Read about sources of funding available to people to cut fuel bills, make homes warmer and tackle climate change on the blog here, or download the list of grants and support as a pdf here:

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Read our energy-bill-busting tips for all, whatever type of home you’re in.  Find them on the blog here, or download them here:

In May 2021, LCWO ran a 1.5 hour workshop on zoom with Low Carbon Oxford North, about how to improve your home to use less energy.

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Over the past decade, we have run regular programmes supporting members of the community to take action on climate change.  One aspect of this is to look into home energy, and we have produced a selection of materials to accompany our sessions, which are available here:

In 2012/13, with a Oxford City Council Community Connection grant, LCWO recruited West Oxford resident Anne Clilverd to identify and circulate fuel poverty information to 90 vulnerable & elderly residents.  During the project, Anne conducted 8 home visits, made 3 referrals and raised awareness around LCWO and fuel poverty locally.

In 2013/14, this work became the Winter Warmth Project.  Anne had face-to-face meetings with 29 of the 112 households now identifies, with 21 of those taking up one or more recommended measures.

In the same year, we co-organised a workshop focussed on how to address pockets of fuel poverty in Oxford in partnership with ECI, as part of the EVALOC research project, with communities from across Oxfordshire, Oxford City Council, Affordable Warmth Network, resulting in a report recommending the development of a Fuel Poverty Action Plan for Oxfordshire.

Anne’s work continued in 2015/16, with on-going funding for work with the elderly and vulnerable.  An information pack was distributed to 115 homes, and 13 face-to-face visits were made.

LCWO continues to work closely with Oxford City Council and the Affordable Warmth Network.  For further information on current work in this area, including grants and support services currently available, head over to our fuel poverty page under current projects.