About Us


Community Action Award Presentation at Heartlands

Our achievements are evident in communities across the county as our support has helped many schools, community groups and businesses on their path towards a more sustainable future for Cornwall.

We are proud to have received local, regional and national recognition for our work through the following awards:

csa-shortlisted-2016 Our Energy Fit Kitchens project was shortlisted for a ‘Best contribution to community resilience’ Award at the 2016 Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
gea-2016-logo-shortlisted In November 2016 our Energy Fit Kitchens project was shortlisted in the ‘Best Community Initiative’ category of the South West Green Energy Awards.
energy-impact-awards-colournea-energy-impact-award-2016 In September 2016 our pioneering Energy Fit Kitchens project was named as runner up in the national award scheme the Energy Impact Awards. The award included a £7,500 grant to extend the slow cooking project project and work with an additional 75 low income families in Cornwall, using slow cooking workshops as an engagement tool to help families take control of their energy bills and enjoy warmer, healthier, homes.  
department-of-health-logo Community Energy Plus - Public Health Hero Award - web Our work to alleviate fuel poverty in Cornwall was recognised by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health, Jane Ellison, when we received a Public Health Heroes Award in March 2015. The awards celebrate excellence in public health and wellbeing.  Community Energy Plus was nominated by Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth, in recognition for our work to lead the design, delivery and management of the Winter Wellbeing Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
winner2015 Cornwall VSF Award presentation In December 2015 we received recognition impact that our work has on the  the health and wellbeing of householders in Cornwall when we were awarded a Health and Wellbeing Impact Award from Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum.
CAA_logo 2014-16 copyCommunity Action Award Presentation at Heartlands2 In October 2015 we became the first organisation to win a prestigious Community Action Award on two consecutive years. The award from the national fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) in partnership with the UK government and British Gas, recognise excellence and innovation in the fields of tackling fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency among vulnerable households. Our 2015 award was in recognition of our work on the Cornwall Park Home insulation scheme with Cornwall Council.
Community Action Awardaward18 In winter 2013 we won out first Community Action Award in recognition of our role in developing and delivering the Winter Wellbeing Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. To mark the shortlisting and build on the success of Winter Wellbeing, NEA provided funding for Community Energy Plus to host a fuel poverty round table discussion. Held at The Alverton, Truro on 18th February, the event brought together some of the key individuals within Cornwall with the ability to shape policy and practical delivery of action in response to the challenge of fuel poverty, including Sarah Netwon MP.
 Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum Award, 2013 In November 2013 we won Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum’s ‘Best Partnership or Collaboration’ award as a result of our work to establish and lead the Winter Wellbeing Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum Award, Runner-Up 2013 Our work since 1998 to roll out extensive and effective insulation measures to householders in Cornwall using the local supply chain was acknowledged in the Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum’s 2013 Awards when we were named as a  a runner-up in the ‘Best Business Partnership’ category.
Cornwall Sustainability Awards - Winner 2012 We won the ‘Best Managed Medium Company’ category at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards in December 2012.
Alec Rice was named as a ‘Heat Hero’ by the national fuel poverty charity NEA in November 2011.
Neil Farrington was shortlisted for the ‘South West Sustainable Energy Champion’ Award at the 2011 South West Green Awards held by Regen SW.
Neil Farrington, our Sustainable Energy Projects Manager, was named ‘Best Individual’ at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2010.
Community Energy Plus was highly commended within the ‘Best Medium Business’ category at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2010.
Our photo of pupils from St Columb Minor School taking part in a wind turbine workshop, taken by local photographer Simon Burt won ‘Sustainable Energy Photo of the Year at the 2010 South West Green Awards’ held by Regen SW.
In 2010 Neil Farrington was shortlisted in the Renewable Energy Association’s Champion Award.
Community Energy Plus, Ashden Award Winners 2005 Winner of a prestigious Ashden Award for Renewable Energy in 2005, for the charity’s pioneering Home Health programme to provide free energy efficiency advice and efficiency measures to communities in deprived areas of Cornwall.

We are equally proud to have supported the following award winning projects:

Cornwall Sustainability Awards logo  Community Power Cooperative picked up the ‘Sustainable Energy Award’ at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards in December 2014 for the contribution the co-op has made to Cornwall’s sustainable energy economy.
 CSA Winners Banner artwork 2013-Winner-BComR-Energy Scheme In December 2013 Community Power Cornwall was named as the joint winner of the ‘Best Community Renewable Energy Scheme’ at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. The Illogan Green Ripple Project, also supported by Community Energy Plus, received a judges commendation in this category.
In June 2012 Community Power Cornwall was one of only three innovative finalists out of a record 64 submissions from 23 countries for the Managenergy Local Energy Action Award from the European Union. The project was published as a case study in their 2012 Best Practice Brochure.
Community Power Cornwall was shortlisted for the ‘Best Community Initiative’ Award at the South West Green Awards, held by Regen SW, in November 2011.
In November 2010 the Community Energy Plus initiated project ‘Low Carbon Living Ladock and Grampound Road’ won the award for Best Community Initiative at the 2010 South West Green Energy Awards.
In October 2010 the rural parish of Ladock in mid Cornwall won the title of Cornwall Sustainable Village of the Year, awarded by The Cornwall Rural Community Council and Sita UK following the success of the ‘Low Carbon Living Ladock and Grampound Road’ project.