Our Partners and Funders

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.


Our main funders are:

Warmer Kiwi Homes
Development West Coast
Rata Foundation


Our other funders are:

EA networks
Lottery Grants Board
Christchurch Casino
Hyman Marks
Christchurch City Council
West Coast Community Trust


Some comments from our partners:


"At Orion our purpose is to power a cleaner and brighter future for our community. Orion was one of the first supporters of CEA following its establishment in 1994 and we’ve worked in a collaborative partnership with CEA for more than 25 years.  By funding CEA’s insulation and advice services over the years, at Orion we’re delighted to have helped improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable households, as well as helping to reduce fuel poverty, within the region we serve. CEA play a valuable role in making a real difference to the health and wellbeing of our community. "

Paul Deavoll, Orion


"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

"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


Community Energy Action


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