Sorry , our 2019 Community Fund is now CLOSED,
but do contact us anyway , we still may be able to offer assistance
We had a great response to our circular to schools, colleges and parish & town councils this year. Thanks to everyone who contacted us. On the back of this, The TECs team has now visited 4 village halls and 2 colleges in Teignbridge. We are working with all these groups to help them evaluate their energy use and make the best decision regarding energy saving measures.
The lucky recipient for 2019 is DAWLISH COLLEGE for their LED lighting in the Humanities Block. Congratulations! The lights will be fitted by the in-house team. We look forward to working with Dawlish on engagement of staff and students around their energy use.
PLEASE DO CONTACT us if you have a project you would like to raise funds for as there may be other ways we can help you both with finance and assistance and advice.
Previous recipients were:
2017 Teign School . LED lighting panels were successfully installed in one corridor, saving more energy and money.
2018 funds were awarded to the Village Hall St Tedburn St Mary for help with increasing the use on site of solar power generated by installing a hot water i-boost system, plus other measures to improve heating and hot water efficiency. Interestingly after detailed monitoring using the TECs energy pack, the money was used for other replacement equipment. Phil Durbin from the Village Hall Committee reported back, “In the end it came down to one area where we were using significant amounts of electricity……lighting. We have over 50 fluorescents and almost a dozen other basic light units at the hall……none are LED. I think we knew that it was an area where we could save energy use, but we were shocked by the significance of how much we could save. Fuad and I went through all the calculations and decided there were indeed significant savings to be made”
If you have an energy project you would like some help with, our Community Fund is open to any organisation in Teignbridge. Your proposed project should focus on engagement with Energy, the cornerstone of the TECs vision.
Remember the TECs objectives are :
- Generating income to re-invest in further community energy initiatives in Teignbridge or to provide grants for local community benefit.
- Supporting educational and other community activities which promote awareness of energy use, the value of energy saving measures and environmental stewardship.