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Free resources to help you, your clients and communities get advice on saving energy and money.

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Sign up to our Partnerships and Communities newsletter
Our quarterly newsletter is full of news of what other organisations are doing to help save energy and money for their clients, as well as details of upcoming events and other useful information. 

Watch this short film about the Home Energy Scotland Referral Portal
This short film introduces you to the Home Energy Scotland Referral Portal - a simple-to-use and secure online referral system that allows our partners to make a referral at any time, with any internet-enabled device. Watch the film to find out more about how it can benefit your organisation. 

Download the Partnering with Home Energy Scotland leaflet
This leaflet details how our partnership and communities referral scheme works. It tells you about the benefits to you, your clients, and community group members, and lists the different ways we can help.

Go to the Home Energy Scotland Referral Portal
If you're already signed up to the Referral Portal, you can log in and make referrals using the link above. If you're not yet set up on the portal, get in touch with us today - email HES_Partnerships@est.org.uk.  

Case studies

Communities case study - Greener Kirkcaldy
Home Energy Scotland partnered with Greener Kirkcaldy, a community-led charity and development trust in Fife. Their 'Climate change and our lives' project is funded by the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund and aims to increase knowledge around lower carbon travel options. Home Energy Scotland helped to set up FuelGood driver training and delivered a popular Switched On transport session. 

Communities case study - Gate Church International
Find out how Home Energy Scotland works with Gate Church International, a vibrant church group in Dundee that delivers projects to local communities. They received their first Climate Challenge Fund grant in 2014 and, since then, Home Energy Scotland has steered them towards the best training programmes and provided a wide range of advice and resources. 

Communities case study - Greening Kyle
Find out how Home Energy Scotland helped Greening Kyle - a project managed by the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust and funded by the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund. The project aims to cut the the carbon output in the area by lowering residents' household energy consumption, reducing food waste and encouraging the growth and production of local food. 

Communities case study - Communities for Conservation
Communities for Conservation is a project managed by Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC), in partnership with Home Energy Scotland. The aim of the project is to help residents from a number of communities reduce their energy consumption, cut their carbon footprint and worry less about their bills. We've worked closely with ELREC on the project since it started in 2014. 

Communities case study - Afro-Asian Community Energy Challenge
Find out how Home Energy Scotland helped the Afro-Asian Community Energy Challenge, a project of the Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and funded by the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund. The project aims to help people in Aberdeen's Afro-Asian communities to reduce their carbon footprint and become more energy efficient. 

Partnerships case study - MacMillan Cancer Support
MacMillan is a large organisation with a range of different advice services. We work in partnership with MacMillan so their benefit advice centres - a network of local partnerships positioned within Citizens Advice Bureaux and local authorities - can refer people to us for energy advice and support. 

Partnerships case study - Age Scotland and Warmworks
Whenever Age Scotland identifies and older person who finds their home hard to heat, or who is worrying about the cost of their energy bills, they are referred to Home Energy Scotland. The partnership has also resulted in people being referred to Warmworks, who run Warmer Homes Scotland - a nationwide scheme which installs energy efficiency measures in properties for people who need this support. 

Energy advice resources

We'll help you stay warm for less leaflet
This leaflet is a guide for individuals who may have been referred to Home Energy Scotland, or are interested in finding out about how they can save money, make their home warmer and more comfortable, and reduce their carbon footprint. The leaflet is often given to individuals by our partner organisations or community groups. 

Save energy in your home factsheet
This factsheet details lots of ways individuals can save energy - and cut costs - throughout the home, with a range of easy-to-follow hints and tips. It's available in the following languages: 

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