Reducing the carbon footprint of our buildings is an essential part of making them fit for mission. In an era of spiralling energy prices, uncovering ways to run our properties more efficiently allows us to make best use of our financial resources. The Energy Efficiency Fund has been created to help your church take steps towards both of these.
The fund has been created to provide match funding to reduce the cost to churches of a survey to look at multiple aspects of energy use in chapel buildings and give directions on ways and means that could be taken to reduce costs, plan and make informed decisions about future steps. In partnership with our recommended contractor EcoEnergy, we have developed a bespoke survey and report designed to highlight the most significant opportunities for improved energy efficiency for our church buildings, and steps which can be taken to address these:
This will then return an action plan as well as recommendations for future works and a proposed timeline for these works.
The list below is of areas that we want to be able to focus on. If you don't have some or part of this information, don't panic! Part of the work is to be able to support and help you in doing this!
We want you to get the best out of this fund, This is what we are suggesting that you might have but you also might just be starting to think about these things.
Step 1: Fill out the application form below
Step 2: Submit application for review with documentation evidence
Step 3: Decision back or follow up
Step 4: Work with preferred contractor to set date for works within 6 months or grant being given.Step 5: Commit to give feedback from the survey and directions taken