Categories: Awards

Community Energy Plus wins national award helping families to save money

Community Energy Plus are celebrating after their project was named runner-up in the national award scheme the Energy Impact Awards, beating more than 70 competing entries. The Energy Impact Awards, run by leading fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) in partnership with British Gas, recognise best practice amongst agencies carrying out work that focuses on energy projects tackling fuel poverty by benefiting vulnerable people in the local area. Community Energy Plus has been awarded a £7,500 grant which is …


Cornwall park home insulation scheme wins national award

An insulation scheme which has delivered important financial, health and wellbeing outcomes for park home residents in Cornwall has received a prestigious Community Action Award from the national fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) in partnership with the UK government and British Gas. Cornish energy charity Community Energy Plus worked with Cornwall Council to help 67 residents living in park homes to install energy saving measures to reduce heating costs and keep their homes warm.  Upfront costs were covered …


Community Energy Plus excel at the Cornwall Voluntary Sector Awards

Community Energy Plus’s contribution to Cornwall’s thriving voluntary sector has been recognised by the Camborne-based charity and social enterprise achieving recognition in two categories at this year’s Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum Awards. The awards ceremony was held at The Eden Project on Thursday 28th November to celebrate the achievements of the voluntary sector in Cornwall, helping to engage the wider public, raise awareness of the progressive work taking place and fostering connections between organisations to facilitate future projects. Community Energy …


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Projects supported by Community Energy Plus shortlisted for awards

The Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2013 shortlist has now been announced and includes two innovative projects supported by the work of Community Energy Plus. The Illogan Green Ripple Project aimed to engage a whole community with the benefits of domestic renewable installations and hence is in the running for two awards – Best Community and Domestic Renewable Energy Scheme. The holistic approach of the Green Ripple Project set out to raise levels of education and awareness around energy usage, instigating behavioural …


Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2013

The 11th Annual Cornwall Sustainability Awards are underway, with applications now being invited until 21st October 2013. The awards have helped to establish Cornwall as a hub for sustainable innovation, efficient design and forward-thinking community projects. Previous winners have benefited from this highly regarded endorsement of their work, as well as the chance to go forward and seek national recognition off the back of the awards. If your business is interested in applying, click here to find out which categories …


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Community Energy Plus celebrates award winning year

Camborne-based charity Community Energy Plus has celebrated the end of a successful 2012 having won the ‘Best Managed Medium Business’ award at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. The win was the climax of a fantastic year for Community Energy Plus, having been nominated for eight further awards for its achievements over the year. In November the charity was shortlisted for ‘Best Not For Profit’ in the Western Morning News Business Awards and also recently celebrated two nominations in the Unlocking Cornish …


Cornwall Sustainability Award win for Neil

The achievements of Community Energy Plus’s Sustainable Energy Projects Manager have been recognised with an award at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards on Friday (3rd December 2010). Neil Farrington, who has worked with the Camborne based Community Energy Plus since 2002 received the ‘Best Individual’ award at the event celebrating the work businesses and communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are doing to improve their sustainability. Speaking after the event Neil said: “Over the past eight years I have …


Ladock and Grampound Road community project wins top green energy award

The Low Carbon Living Ladock and Grampound Road project has been named Best South West Community Initiative in the prestigious 2010 Green Energy Awards.  The award – which recognises the achievements communities that have been effective in working to reduce energy consumption and increase renewable energy generation for the benefit of the community – was presented at a glittering ceremony, held at the Bath Assembly Rooms on 23rd November.  Head judge of the category, Alison Field from the Forestry Commission, …


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Environment sector strengthening project wins ESF award

The Strengthening the Environment Sector (SES) project, developed jointly by Cornwall College Business and the Environmental Skills Network (ESN), has been recognised for its sustainable development ethos. The project, which receives ESF Convergence investment via the Skills Funding Agency has been awarded an ESF Equal Opportunities and Sustainable Development Mainstreaming `Leader’ Award. The awards recognise organisations that have made a special commitment to mainstream equal opportunities or sustainable development. The awards were presented on Thursday (October 28th) by chair of …


Local renewable energy champion shortlisted for national award

The profile of a local charity which delivers local solutions to fuel poverty, energy efficiency and renewable energy has received a major boost after Neil Farrington, Sustainable Energy Projects Manager at Community Energy Plus, has been shortlisted for a Renewable Energy Association Award. Neil has made it onto a shortlist of seven for the Champion Award which celebrates the achievement of an individual who deserves recognition for their contribution to the British renewable energy sector. Since joining Community Energy Plus …


Community Energy Plus gains Social Enterprise Mark

Community Energy Plus – Cornwall’s leading charity which has delivered local solutions to fuel poverty, energy efficiency and renewable energy for more than a decade, has become the first organisation working in the sustainable energy sector in the South West to gain the ethical Social Enterprise Mark. The Social Enterprise Mark, which is administered by a joint venture set up between the Social Enterprise Coalition – the national body for social enterprise, and RISE – the social enterprise regional network …