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VAT relief changes on certain energy-saving materials for charitable buildings

The Government has recently removed VAT on the installation of certain energy-saving materials for buildings used solely for a relevant charitable purpose.

Charity Sector Election Manifesto

On 18th October 2023, The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) published a discussion paper which will present a range of ways the next government can work with charities to make a positive difference.  

The Spring Budget Must Address Rural Fuel Poverty

Community Action Norfolk is sharing this information provided by ACRE.

Jeremy Leggett, ACRE’s Policy Advisor, blogs on how many off gas grid households have been left in the cold by the government’s energy support schemes.

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day: 2nd December 2022

Friday 2 December is National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. 

Norfolk Warm Hubs and ACRE Update

Warm Hubs and ACRE Update

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) and Utility Aid have provided an update after their village hall and community buildings survey regarding the energy crisis. The full report and guidance can be found here.

Some key energy advice for village halls includes:

Energy Price Crisis: Update

We wanted to provide an update on the rise in energy costs, what support is available and a recent press release from Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE).

Cost of Living Support

Support that is available, both from central government and Norfolk County Council, to help with the cost of living increases. 

New Energy Price Crisis Survey Announced

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) have created a survey with Utility Aid to better understand how the energy price rise is affecting Village Halls.

Energy Price Crisis: An Open Letter

As part of our campaign to raise awareness, and reduce the impact of, the energy crisis on Norfolk's voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector, we are sharing below our open letter to MPs, policy makers and key stakeholders.  You can find out more about our campaign here.

Energy prices and charities

Community Action Norfolk are becoming more concerned with the energy price rise and the impact it is having on not only individuals, but on charities and village halls. That is why we are launching a campaign to raise awareness of the issue and to advocate for change.  

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