Energy advice and small interventions to help GREET cohort

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Project description

I would like to merge my experience with people “Getting Ready for Employment Education and Training (GREETS)” and as a trained energy advisor to help get their cost of living down. Through check-in meetings I will be looking at how to make their homes more energy efficient and providing them with cheap simple things like eco lightbulbs, door brushes, electric blanket. I will also be looking at ways to help get their cost of living down in general not just energy) – for example, one of my “GREETS” needs a bike lock to be able to cycle to her volunteering role… a great item to get to help her reduce her cost of living as well as helping her progress herself and community!

I have remained in contact with several of my GREETS after the end of my recent project with PETROC, North Devon college. It is through this contact I know that this cohort are struggling and that there are small interventions that can be done to help them.

I have a good relationship with multiple groups such as Plymouth Positive People and Horizon Youth sailing and I believe that if I secure this project and disseminate information within these groups I will receive referrals of additional people, predominantly GREETS, to support.

Funding needed £2500

What group or groups of people will the project be working with and why?

I will predominantly be working with people Getting Ready for Employment, Education and Training (GREETS) – generally aged 18 – 55 that are looking to go into first employment; looking to take a career progression, or have to take a different career direction and retrain because of health issues.

What areas will the project be working in?City wide

Stonehouse; Millbridge; City Centre; Mutley.

What is the group or organisations track record? Track record:
Been delivering for many years

How new is the idea? Experimentation:
New, but we’ve done something similar


Salaries & peoples time 20%

Project costs 70%

Event/hire/rent 0%

IT spend 0%

Core costs 10%

Capital 0%

Organisations involved

We will be sharing news of our project and inviting referrals from Young Devon; Plymouth Positive People; Horizon Youth Sailing club.

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