G52 npower Gamesley Fuel Bank : Gamesley Group G52 working with energy supplier npower launched the first ever Fuel Bank in Derbyshire on Gamesley. The scheme gives ‘Bellies not Bins’ users with pre-payment meters vouchers for gas or electricity, so they do not have to choose between ‘heating and eating’.
Because the scheme gives people around two weeks’ worth of energy, the value of the voucher will fluctuate between the winter and summer months: from April to end October the value will be £30.00 and this will increase to £49.00 from 1st November to 31st March.
First launched in April 2015 with the Trussell Trust, National Energy Action (NEA) and Durham Christian Partnership, the npower Fuel Bank™ has so far been trialled in four areas (Kingston on Thames, Durham, Gloucestershire and the Wirral) and is now being rolled out more widely.
The launch event took place on Thursday 5th May and saw representatives from a range of different organisation, get information about the scheme and how to refer locals to it, the event also provided an opportunity for questions, comments and feedback to npower who are sponsoring the project.
You can view picture from the event below or on Flickr at : https://flic.kr/s/aHskw2zSdG