361 Energy have started the New Year with a bang by winning funding for three different sustainable energy projects.   With a £2000 E-ON Community Energy Action Fund we are working on a new kind of arts- based project with a local artist, Jo Bushell that will be run to promote energy awareness in schools.  Through using both art and science we aim to develop a pilot phase of an ongoing project that will empower young people to explore their own relationship with sustainability and energy use.

Having received a £4045 grant from the RegenSW Community Energy Accelerator from Devon County Council fund & and the Esmee Fairbain Trust to start up community owned energy projects, we are launching 361 Community Energy this spring. This organisation will develop renewable energy projects such as roof-top solar PV arrays that can be owned by local people who buy shares in them.  We are looking for local businesses, land and building owners who wish to benefit from cheap daytime electricity to host the solar projects with no cost to themselves. Our latest marketing leaflet can be seen at

361 Empower has been running in Ilfracombe to help residents who are struggling to keep warm or to pay their bills. Their aim is to help save money on fuel and water bills. Now, with grant of £9525 from The Ebico Trust for Sustainable Development, they are working in partnership with Scribes CIC and Encompass SW to provide:

  • Fuel and water debt assistance
  • Energy and water bill analysis and tariff switching advice
  • In-home energy assessments
  • Energy efficiency funding and landlord liaison services

Please book your free assessment today at Transform4work at 1 The Candar, Ilfracombe, EX34 9DS.

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361 Energy at Transform 4 Work in Ilfracombe working on their fuel poverty project, EMPOWER

For more information on 361 Energy, please visit www.361energy.org or e-mail info@361energy.org.