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Big Energy Saving Network 2021/22

Big Energy Saving Network (BESN)  2021/22

BESN in 2021/22

The application window for BESN is now open. You application form links, and guidance can be seen below:

The window for submitting applications will run for two weeks, with a deadline of Monday 5 July 5:00pm. We will not accept any applications received after this point.


The Big Energy Saving Network is made of local community groups and charities across Great Britain that can advise on energy saving in the home, switching energy suppliers, different energy tariffs and available support to help vulnerable households stay warm and lower energy bills. We expect the application window for BESN in 2021/22 to open in the week commencing 21 June 2021.

BESN is delivered by a network of Champions and Regional Energy Leads, based in local organisations across England and Wales.

Champions offer advice on energy saving in the home, switching energy suppliers, and guidance on how to access schemes that help vulnerable households stay warm and lower energy bills. BESN should be delivered in an outreach setting by engaging with existing community groups. Consumers can be reached via group sessions, though all attendees should be offered one-to-one support if they would like it.

Advisers should deliver ‘assisted action’ support which means helping consumers take action to reduce their energy bills or access assistance they otherwise would not have done without BESN.

Funding will be allocated in blocks of £3,500 per 100 consumers advised.

Regional Leads aim to cascade energy advice by training 300 frontline workers, so that they can go on to provide energy advice to the consumers, or refer consumers to someone else who can. They are also responsible for local coordination, facilitating the sharing of best practice between Champions.

Funding will be allocated in blocks of £12,975 per Regional Lead (two per region).

BESN evaluations

Delivery Materials

Consumer Booklet and Resources

Champion guide and handouts

Presentations

Training

All Champions must complete the short eLearning module found below:

Reporting

For Champions (note, it is not required to keep paper copies of reporting forms this year):

For Regional Leads (note, it is not required to keep paper copies of reporting forms this year):

Case Studies

Each Champion must submit two case studies before the end of the 2019/20. Case study templates will be available shortly

If you have any queries please email: besn@citizensadvice.org.uk