Fuel Poverty and Energy Advice

Community Energy London (CEL) has created this information hub to help community energy organisations expand their knowledge and skills in helping households struggling with their energy bills and begin their own fuel poverty alleviation and advice projects. 

The huge increase in energy bills over the past six months is a major contributor to the cost of living crisis, with demand outstripping current resources to help those most in need.

These kinds of projects can tackle fuel poverty, while empowering people to take charge of their own energy bills.

This resource is part of our fuel poverty project, launched April 2022, and we have a new Fuel Poverty Coordinator, Alex Hartley – who many of you know already. Alex can assist groups with their own projects so you are in need of support, get in touch ([email protected]). We have also designed a short survey that enables groups to let CEL know what they are currently up to, where there are gaps, what groups would like to support them and more.  If you would like to complete the survey it can be found here, https://lnkd.in/eMxTfFPC.

This project forms part of our wider ‘Enabling Community Energy in London’ programme with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and we are grateful to them for their continued support.


  • May 2022 – Recording from Peter Smith, Director of Policy and Advocacy at National Energy Action speaking on the current cost of living crisis and the huge rise in fuel poverty that we have seen recently and will continue to see
  • 27 May 2022 – Fuel Poverty and Energy Advice workshop 1/6 – The challenge, and actions we can take
  • 13 June 2022 – Levelling Up Community Energy Advice workshop 1, hosted by Aex Hartley and Dr Giovanna Speciale
  • 20 June 2022 – Levelling Up Community Energy Advice workshop 2, hosted by Aex Hartley and Dr Giovanna Speciale,
  • 24 June 2022 – Fuel Poverty and Energy Advice workshop 2/6 – A whistle stop tour of key funding opportunities for fuel poverty alleviation & energy advice based projects & how to secure funding

Useful links

Funding support

     For groups

     For consumers

Future events

Case studies of other fuel poverty alleviation projects

CEL map

Fuel poverty in the London news