Lismore Community Council, working with the Lismore Community Trust Interim Board, recently applied for funding from the Climate Challenge Fund, for an energy project on Lismore. We recently heard that our bid was successful and we have been awarded 48,600 to be spent by the end of March 2011. 


The project aims to promote energy saving and to reduce fuel poverty on the island. It involves conducting household energy audits; preparing household energy saving/carbon reduction plans; helping households to fund and install insulation; delivering energy education and awareness and a range of activities associated with composting, recycling/re-use and green travel.


The project will employ an Energy Officer until March 2011, at a salary of 22,000 per year. If the project is successful there may be opportunities to apply for further funding.  The post was advertised in the Oban Times last week and the job description and application form are available for download from here. The closing date for applications is 26th April.


A project steering group is being established and representatives from island groups with a potential interest in energy issues are being invited to sit on the steering group.


The project will provide FREE City and Guilds training in energy awareness and up to eight places are available on the course, which is delivered over 3 days followed by an exam on day 4. This is an accredited course resulting in a City & Guilds certificate.


If you wish to take part in this free course, or want further information about the Energy Officer post, please contact Mandie Currie on 760236 or by email .

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