Lewes’ Warm Home Box gets funding!

We’re delighted to say that the Warm Home Box initiative featured in last month’s TTL News got enough votes to get funding. Big thanks to all TTL supporters who voted for it.

In February, Ouse Valley CARES, the National Lottery-funded climate action project, invited public votes on which of five local community climate-related ideas should receive funding to make their idea a reality.

One proposal was Lewes Climate Hub’s idea for a ‘Warm Home Box’ – a transportable box of materials, information and ideas for home insulation and draught-proofing. The idea is that the box can be taken around local events and venues to give anyone simple, practical and affordable ideas on how to keep their property warm, including renters unable to make big changes to their homes.

We featured the project in the February 2021 edition of Transition Town Lewes News. And we’re delighted to say that the project got enough votes to receive £1,600 in funding. Ann Link who has spearheaded the project says:

“I’m delighted the Climate Hub has got this grant. Thanks to the team of Olivier Sauer, Jill Goulder, Kaya and Sarah and others who made it possible. Olivier has started work on the box. Look out for a prototype at Warm Up! on 5th March, and the Insulation Round Table on 20th March in Piddinghoe.”

Big thanks to everyone who voted. If you’re interested in featuring the Warm Home Box (when it’s available) at an event you’re holding, email info@lewesclimatehub.org.



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