We are thrilled to announce that Repowering London and Energy Garden have been awarded nearly £1,390,000 in National Lottery Funding to support our work with communities across London in their fight against climate change.
The grant will allow us to build on our community renewable energy infrastructure in Lambeth and North Kensington. National Lottery funding will allow Repowering to install energy-efficiency measures, such as solar panels and energy audits, onto hundreds of housing blocks, schools and public buildings, allowing local people and communities to own renewable energy. Our model not only generates greener electricity, but it also supports Londoners to lower their energy bills and increase their knowledge of ways to reduce their environmental footprint.
In addition to funding Repowering London’s work, the National Lottery grant is supporting the continued development of Energy Garden, the world-first programme that combines community gardens and community energy across London. Energy Garden have already created 34 community-led gardens on London Overground stations, which the grant will support, as well as allowing the group to add a further 20 gardens over the next three years.
Energy Garden empowers hundreds of community groups to invest in urban resilience, own renewable energy, green transport infrastructure, and improve air quality and biodiversity.
Having developed our model by working with groups across London, receiving this funding gives us an opportunity to showcase how communities can come together, build connections and take the lead in creating solutions to tackle climate change. We look forward to sharing the results of our work to create a fair and democratised energy system with the communities we work with, and across the UK as a whole.