CEA has a diverse range of funding streams that allow us to make efficient use of resources, and maintain a stable and effective community presence. As well as generating our own income from unsubsidised insulation work, we have a wide range of funders that partner with us to assist the community.
We would like to thank our current funders for their valuable support:
Some comments from our partners:
When selecting sponsorship partners, MainPower seeks to work with organisations who are making a real difference in the lives of the residents of North Canterbury and Kaikoura. Community Energy Action has a fantastic track record of doing just this. Installing insulation in over 20,000 homes, providing hundreds of curtains and home energy checks has had a remarkable impact on the overall health of our region’s housing stock – and subsequently our people.
Nicola Cull, Mainpower
Genesis Energy has partnered with the Community Energy Action Trust since 2010. As a major energy generator and retailer we believe in doing our part to help those people in the community who struggle to make their homes energy efficient. Hence our support is focused around the Trust’s Curtain Bank. We believe the Trust has done an exceptional job in servicing the needs of the community through the Curtain Bank and this is evidenced by the year-on-year growth of the service.
Jenny Burke, Genesis Energy
CEA have been there, done that, and got the insulated T shirt. So when Age Concern Canterbury needed to partner with someone to support older people with winter warmth – they were the obvious choice. We had some funding, generously donated, and they had the skills knowledge and reach we needed to maximise the funding we had, to ensure older people in Canterbury were not cold over the winter months. Aside from the hardware, as it were – insulation, heat pumps, curtains and double glazing cling film – the service I am most impressed with is the ‘energy advice’ they can give everyone on how to minimise their power bills and make their homes warmer, dryer and safer. I have not met a single person who has not learnt a new trick that will see them manage the cold winter better.
It’s been great working with CEA –and we look forward to a continued strong relationship, working towards the common goal of ensuring winter warmth for older people.
Simon Templeton, Age Concern Canterbury
We have worked alongside Community Energy Action (CEA) for the past three years. We have found them to be a professional and friendly team who were always willing to support us in our role to help those that CEA offer their services to. We have no hesitation in recommending the team at CEA.
Steve Franks, Oceanside Electrical
For many years Environment Canterbury has partnered with CEA to deliver home heating advice and our home heating appliance subsidies in Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Christchurch and Ashburton. CEA is both a charitable trust and a business and we value its ability to attract funding from multiple providers and to connect the various services and funding streams with those who need it most. This results in better outcomes and warmer, healthier homes for our Canterbury communities. CEA’s team is committed and knowledgeable. They provide a full home energy check for our customers and provide the right advice and funding recommendations.
Karen Upton, Environment Canterbury