RCE North East-2013

1. Project Title: 
NESTA Social Innovation Fund Expression of Interest
3. Project partner contact information : 
Join leads: ACRE and Sustainable Communities Initiative
Chair, Sustainable Communities Initiative
Main Contact: 
Ross Weddle: +447758800650
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

Partners: Durham Rural Community Council, Community Action Northumberland, Northumberland University.

The project proposes engaging with 50 rural community buildings across the North East of England. All initial work will focus on the Community Building and seek to use energy efficiency measures as a catalyst to demonstrate revenue saving possibilities.

This will produce a warmer and more comfortable hub facility in each community.

We will then work with the building management and users to demonstrate the benefits of energy efficiency in a practical way: supporting local community building activities and delivering a range of local taster courses and relevant workshops.

The aim being to widen the community building user circle, to make the circle aware of its need for inclusivity and as a hub for social justice.

6. Project status
In Planning
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