Emergency Covid Winter Fund
For many, winter in Bristol has already been tough and it could be about to get worse with this new extended period of lockdown. With ongoing COVID restrictions meaning extreme financial hardship for many families and individuals, we’re getting reports that some people receiving food donations aren’t even able to afford the energy needed to heat their meals.
No one should be in this situation, and were determined to make sure they get the support they need. We need to raise at least £5,000 this winter, and were asking you, the wonderful people of Bristol to help by donating what you can afford and sharing this crowdfund.
30% of excess winter deaths can be attributed to cold homes. £5000 will provide a £50 fuel voucher to 100 families, enabling them to keep warm, fed and connected.
What we do
Putting communities at the heart of Bristol’s energy system
Energy is an important aspect of all our lives. We use energy, such as electricity and gas, to heat our homes and buildings, heat water, cook our food and much more. However, our current energy system is not working for everyone.
Bristol Energy Network is an umbrella organisation for individuals and community groups with an interest in energy in Bristol and the surrounding area. BEN has over twenty member groups working towards a fair, sustainable energy system. They are involved in many different energy projects, including assisting people struggling to pay their energy bills, advising people on how to reduce their energy use and raising money for and installing community-owned renewable energy projects (eg installing solar panels on community buildings).