Environmental and Management Solutions (EMS) Ltd and partners are delighted to have been awarded over £800,000 from The Big Lottery’s Communities Living Sustainably Programme – one of only 12 awards nationally.
EMS Ltd in partnership with lead delivery organisations Preston Road NDC Ltd, Probe (Hull) Ltd and the local community have developed a winning proposal designed to help local people live more sustainably, by reducing their fuel costs and overall carbon footprint
The project entitled Green Prosperity will be run over a three-year period covering the Longhill and Southcoates East wards.
Green Prosperity will have a number of strands which include
Energy & Waste Reduction – Information surveys, one to one support and practical solutions to reduce fuel poverty, domestic energy costs and the production of waste.
Green Enterprise – Grass roots support for local people to create new green enterprises.
Food – In association with East Hull Community Farm to give practical support and advice to residents in growing their own produce and the development of a range of skills relating to sustainable lifestyles.
Green Homecare – An innovative approach designed to link supporting and caring for elderly/vulnerable people whilst offering green choices.
Eco House – A demonstration house developed and fitted by local people as a training/learning opportunity for local residents. The eco house will be used to demonstrate best practice and will encourage take up of energy saving measures/renewable technologies by the local and wider community.
Jan Boyd, Chief Executive of EMS Ltd said “We are delighted that Big Lottery has agreed to fund our proposal. We now have three years to really make a difference to the lives of residents living within the Longhill and Southcoates East wards.
Geoff Groom, Chief Executive of PRNDC Ltd said “This is marvellous news I am sure our project will go a long way to help residents cope with rising food and energy costs, rest assured we are fully committed to working with the community to bring about obvious change.”
Steve Alltoft, Managing Director of Probe Ltd reiterated the above by saying. “This is an exciting an innovative approach to improving the prosperity and well-being of the local communities and our partnership welcomes the opportunity to work with local people to achieve real change.”