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Job: Communications Manager – Zero Carbon Cumbria

By |2020-11-25T16:47:00+00:00November 25th, 2020|Homepage, News, Vacancies - Jobs|

Date posted: Wed 25 Nov 2020 Closing date: 9am, Tue 5 Jan 2021 We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced communications professional to lead and deliver communications to support the five-year Zero Carbon Cumbria project, funded by the National Lottery's Climate Action Fund. This forms part of the most extensive programme of action on climate change ever seen in the county, led by the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership. You'll work at a highly strategic level, setting the communications strategy for the programme, advising and influencing people from the 70 diverse organisations that are part of [...]

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Events shed light on funding for home improvements

By |2020-10-22T16:32:32+01:00October 22nd, 2020|Draughtproofing, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, Insulation, Renewable energy|

Two online events by CAfS are offering households and landlords the chance to find out about support available for home improvements, including the government’s new Green Homes Grant. The free sessions will shed light on some of the main schemes that households can take advantage of now, to make their homes warmer and use less energy. “This is a really good time to get on with improvements to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, given the support that’s out there right now,” said Andrew Northcott, energy services manager at CAfS. “But it’s not always easy for people to work [...]

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Job: Project Support Officer – Zero Carbon Cumbria

By |2020-10-22T10:04:03+01:00October 8th, 2020|Homepage, News, Vacancies - Jobs|

Date posted: Thu 8 Oct 2020 Closing date: 9am, Mon 2 Nov 2020 We are looking for an experienced, skilled and highly organised administrator with superb attention to detail to help us deliver the most extensive climate change action programme ever seen in Cumbria. You'll be a core part of the day-to-day running of the ambitious five-year Zero Carbon Cumbria project, funded by the National Lottery's Climate Action Fund. You'll support the project team based at CAfS and administer the meetings of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership, which includes more than 70 organisations from across the county. [...]

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Job: Community Carbon Literacy Coordinator

By |2020-10-20T13:09:25+01:00September 24th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|

Date posted: Thurs 24th September 2020 Closing date: 9am, Mon 19 October 2020 Join our active team and take overall responsibility for our new Community Carbon Literacy Project. This project will develop, recruit and train a brand-new network of twenty community trainers, to run a widespread programme of events on climate science and solutions, including open home events and carbon literacy training courses across Cumbria.  The role includes the responsibility of recruiting and training the volunteers and supporting them to deliver the project in their communities and driving forward carbon literacy in the county.   [...]

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Job: Project Manager – Zero Carbon Cumbria

By |2020-10-20T13:10:18+01:00September 24th, 2020|News, Vacancies - expired|

Date posted: Thurs 24th September 2020 Closing date: 9am, Mon 19 October 2020 Join our busy team in delivering the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership along with a huge host of organisations from around the county. The ZCCP involves nearly 70 partners spanning the public, private and third sectors with the aim of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The role includes taking overall responsibility for the coordination and management of the project, recruiting other members of the ZCCP team, developing a rolling programme plan and creating a programme management framework as well as a host of other responsibilities that [...]

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Education leads the charge in South Cumbria

By |2020-09-23T16:56:58+01:00September 23rd, 2020|Electric vehicles, Homepage, News|

A sunny Monday morning saw the latest electric vehicle (EV) chargepoint installation from Charge My Street resplendent in a delicately adorned red ribbon. This wasn't to last long though as the ribbon was promptly cut by staff from Kendal College to announce the chargepoints official opening for public use. On site were two Nissan Leafs and a Renault Zoe whose owners were eager to get in on the first kilowatts of juice from the sockets. The two new chargepoints are located in the college’s small car park off Vicarage Drive and represent the latest step forward in our partnership [...]

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Cold to Cosy Champions training goes virtual

By |2020-08-21T13:13:28+01:00August 21st, 2020|Draughtproofing, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, News|

The Cold to Cosy Homes team here at CAfS are announcing a brand new roster of free training sessions for people interested in becoming a Cold to Cosy Champion. The training will give you (or relevant members of your team or community) a thorough understanding of the service, how to refer clients and what their customer journey will be. You’ll be able to fully explain the service to clients and help them to access this fantastic free support for vulnerable individuals. Cold to Cosy Homes offers clear advice and practical help on how to save energy in your home [...]

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Tackling climate change in Cumbria gets £2.5 million National Lottery boost

By |2020-08-17T11:20:44+01:00August 17th, 2020|Homepage, News, Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership|

Cumbria’s bid for £2.5 million of National Lottery funding to cut carbon emissions in the county has been successful, it was announced today.  CAfS is one of nearly 70 organisations from many walks of life in Cumbria that came together to submit the bid to the National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. The award to the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership will fund a five-year programme of action aiming to make Cumbria the first carbon-neutral county in the UK, in a way that benefits communities and is led by them.   “This is incredible news for Cumbria and we’re delighted to have developed this successful bid on behalf of the partnership!” said Karen Mitchell, chief executive of CAfS, which co-chairs the partnership. “The grant [...]

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New government scheme for improving energy efficiency of homes

By |2020-07-14T14:25:14+01:00July 14th, 2020|Homepage, News|

The government has announced a new scheme to help households to make their homes more energy efficient. Here we share our view on it and some advice for anyone thinking of taking advantage of it. About the new 'Green Homes Grant' On Wednesday 8 July 2020, the Chancellor announced a voucher scheme for households to help with the cost of measures such as insulation. It is part of the government's new 'Plan for Jobs 2020', aiming to stimulate the economy. You can read the plan in full on the Treasury website > Here is what the plan says about [...]

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Contract: Development of carbon footprint calculators

By |2020-09-24T13:39:02+01:00July 2nd, 2020|Homepage, News|

Date posted: 2 July 2020 Closing date: 9am on 17 July 2020 We are seeking a contractor to develop two online carbon footprinting calculator tools: one for residents and one for businesses. These tools will be piloted and tested in Ambleside, with a view to rolling them out elsewhere in Cumbria. The proposed timescale for developing and testing these tools will be September to December 2020, with training of facilitators planned for January 2021 and roll-out from February 2021. The total budget available for delivery of both carbon footprint calculators is £16,000. How to apply for this [...]

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