COMMUNITY ENERGY SWITCHING
Offering reduced utility costs to residents through collective purchasing, the last round of this project (July/August 2015) saw 1,679 registrations across the scheme. One in four people switched and the average yearly saving was £235. This figure rose to £360 for those switching both their gas and electricity supplies via offline registration.
CITY CENTRE FARM
Recycling Unlimited, a local charity, has joined forces with Humber All Nations Alliance and Hull & East Yorkshire MIND, to promote a ‘grow your own ethos’ for all ages. This great community resource has been developing since March 2015 and is based on a site to the rear of Kingston Youth Centre, Beverley Road. The farm will work with existing food projects to support people to grow their own and also make informed food choices.
COMMUNITY COOKING AND GROWING
From April to November 2014, this project delivered a range of “soil to table” educational projects, leaving a legacy of skills that could be passed on throughout communities. A network of Green Champions has been created to pass on and share the knowledge gained from this early project.
JAM JAR ACCOUNTS
Hull City Council and Hull and East Yorkshire Credit Union teamed up to offer a supported bank account that makes it easier for people to manage a monthly income by ring-fencing regular household payments.