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Big Energy Saving Week

Big Energy Saving Week –  commencing on Mon 31 Oct 2016 Worried about keeping warm this winter or hoping to save money on your fuel bills?  CRCC is back once again as a Gold Partner for Big Energy Saving Week 2016, which is a joint project between Citizens Advice, Government and...

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Free Energy Saving Workshops

CRCC is offering FREE energy advice sessions, with the aim of taking some of the worry out of household bills and giving positive, practical support, helping people to save money. CRCC has specially trained Big Energy Saving Network advisers available to run sessions adapted to...

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Free Energy Advice Sessions For Groups Across Cornwall

CRCC is offering FREE energy advice sessions, with the aim of taking some of the worry out of household bills and giving positive, practical support, helping people to save money. CRCC has specially trained Big Energy Saving Network advisers available to run sessions adapted to...

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Slow Cooking Revolution Set To Sweep Across Cornwall

400 Cornish families will be discovering the benefits of slow cooking to save energy and money over the next year following the launch of an innovative new energy efficiency project. Over the next six months the Truro-based charity Community Energy Plus will be hosting a series of...

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Big Energy Saving Week 26th-30th October 2015

Worried about paying your fuel bills this winter or just curious to make sure you are not over paying?  CRCC has a week of action planned to help people find out what support is available to them. There’s a whole range of information, grants and other support they may be entitled to....

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WPD Community Chest

The WPD Community Chest is a grant scheme which distributes awards of up to £1,000 to communities to reduce their energy use through improvements to village halls, scout huts and other community buildings. It is funded by the network operator Western Power Distribution (WPD) and...

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Centre for Sustainable Energy produces guide for low carbon communities

Centre for Sustainable Energy has produced a Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning Guidebook, available here: https://www.cse.org.uk/news/view/2012. This guidebook explores what communities can do, through neighbourhood planning, to mitigate and adapt to climate change and tackle fuel...

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Gain an advantage for Big Lottery funding

                    Taking place on Thusday 14th May, at the Exchange in Wadebridge, CRCC are inviting local groups, that are thinking about or are in the process of submitting an application to Big Lottery’s Reaching...

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Power-up your community!

Not-for-profit community groups in Cornwall are being invited to ‘power-up’ with the skills they need to build their membership and enjoy the environmental, social and financial benefits of delivering green energy projects thanks to a pioneering new training programme. The “Powering-up...

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New Feed in Tariff legislation

ACRE has notified us that the changes to the  Feed-in Tariff Legislation which will enable charities to  manage a community energy project has been laid before parliament and will come into force 1st April. ACRE has been alerting Defra and DECC through briefings and consultations that...

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Vital Venues funded training for hall committees

Vital Venues is pleased to announce ‘Trustee Induction’ and ‘Business Planning’ workshops funded by Awards for All to support volunteers who manage village halls, community centres and other community buildings.     The Trustee Induction Workshop...

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Community Owned Energy

        CRCC is teaming up with Communities for Renewables CIC  – a social enterprise that helps proactive communities to generate their own energy – to investigate how we can help community buildings in Cornwall become hubs for new local energy enterprises....

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Generate your own energy

CRCC is teaming up with Communities for Renewables CIC  – a social enterprise that helps proactive communities to generate their own energy – to investigate how we can help community buildings in Cornwall become hubs for new local energy enterprises. The idea is to help community...

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energyfund Cornwall: Last call for applications!

There are now less than four weeks remaining for groups to submit an application to energyfund Cornwall to claim their share of £300,000 of grant funding. There are lots of great communities across Cornwall already taking part – view projects here and don’t forget, projects...

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Changes to VAT on buildings and construction

HMRC has made several changes to VAT Notice 708: buildings and construction, which was updated on 14 August and which cancels and replaces Notice 708 (April 2014). The following changes have been made to this Notice. Paragraph 2.1 has been amended to show VAT liability of works of...

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Bringing sunshine to Treverbyn

Treverbyn Community Hall launch campaign on energyfund Cornwall to gather support for Solar Panel installation   Treverbyn Community Hall, a Stenalees based charity, has launched an energyfund Cornwall campaign to ask the community to support their bid for a £8,000 grant to...

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DECC – Support For Community Energy Projects

Consultation description The Community Energy Strategy set out the main barriers to community energy activity and the actions that needed to be taken to help realise the potential of community energy. This consultation takes forward two actions in relation to renewable electricity...

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Help hall users reduce their energy bills

Help your local residents save money on their fuel bills and have your hall hired at the same time. “If you have never switched suppliers before, or are a bit unsure how to, or just want some general advice about how to save money on your fuel bills then we may have the answer...

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Can you get a better deal on your domestic energy?

Hot Topic Energy price hikes have started. A few have already announced, and like sheep the rest will likely follow. If you have never switched suppliers before, or are a bit unsure how to, or just want some general advice about how to save money on your fuel bills then we may have the...

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VAT increase on energy saving materials

Please note that from 1st August 2013 the rate of 20% VAT has to be paid on energy saving materials. The 5% rate was removed in the Finance Act 2013 which received Royal Assent in July. ACRE, which represents the national network of Rural Community Councils, made a case to HMRC during...

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Funding success for St Issey Village Hall

St Issey Village Hall committee celebrate success after securing a grant from Green Cornwall Grant Fund to install air to air heat pumps. The present heating system is a number of old infra red radiant heaters. These were not fit for purpose as the hall use had developed from the...

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Solar Communities “Free Solar PV”

Cornish charity and social enterprise Community Energy Plus has launched its Solar Communities 2012 programme with a multi-million pound fund to offer free solar PV installations to Village Halls, Community Centres, Sports and Recreation Clubs, Churches, GP Surgeries, Private Schools,...

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Protect yourself against energy suppliers

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Gas and electricity are among the biggest expenditures for any business. Many energy users are paying far higher prices than necessary, as they do not have the time or expertise to fully understand the market and the different cost-cutting options available. Barrie Jacobs explains how...

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