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Can Your Street be Lewisham’s “Future Fit Street”?

The Future-Fit Streets programme provides expert guidance worth over £20,000 to one street in Lewisham that would like to make their homes fit for the future.

Did you know that

  • Carbon emissions from our homes account for half of Lewisham’s carbon emissions.

  • 80% of Lewisham’s housing needs to be improved to be carbon neutral by 2030.

  • Simply by better insulating our homes in Lewisham and increasing renewable energy generation, we can massively reduce both our carbon footprint AND our energy costs

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We now know that climate change is causing dangerous and widespread disruption in nature and is affecting the lives of billions of people around the world.

How It Works

What it includes

Why we're doing this

How to apply

The Future-Fit Streets program provides expert guidance worth over £20,000 to one street in Lewisham that would like to make their homes fit for the future. If you are selected, you will get:

  • Free Whole house plans for up to 20 houses (valued at £350 per plan).

  • Future-Fit parties: friendly social occasions to learn from an expert how to best to future-fit your homes (possibly involving fully-funded wine and cheese)

  • Grant funding: so we will assess whether your household is eligible for a grant and support any applications you make.

  • Savings: Our retrofit co-ordinator will provide the right support group purchasing of measures such as solar PV or insulation reducing their costs

  • Advice and support from a retrofit coordinator just a phone call away.

Your street will be one of three streets that are all going through the same process. The other streets will be based in Manchester (supported by Carbon Co-op) and Brighton (supported by BHESCo).

 

The Future-Fit Streets program is funded by The MCS Charitable Foundation and The Environmental Funders Network as a research project to increase the UK's knowledge about community led retrofit.

If your street is selected to be Lewisham’s Future Fit Street, we would need:

  • at least one household to volunteer to be a Future-Fit champion to get the project going

  • at least seven other households need to sign up to take part

 

The application:

If you are interested in becoming Lewisham’s Future-Fit Street, please see the info sheet and complete the short application form here.

 

The deadline to enter is the 13th May 2022.

Any Questions?
 

 If you would like to discuss the project in more detail, please contact Giovanna on 020 4506 6752 or giovanna@selce.org.uk
 

Here’s to a greener, fairer, safer world.

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