Cosy Homes receives Phase 2 funding

We’re delighted to say that we have been awarded funding to continue developing our Cosy Homes project over the next 12 months, thanks to the Community Knowledge Fund. 

Funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and delivered by The Young Foundation, the Community Knowledge Fund supports grassroots community groups and organisations across the UK to find new solutions to local and national challenges by uncovering knowledge and turning great ideas into action.

The next phase of Cosy Homes will build on what we have already learned to research and develop realistic options for how to deliver an inclusive retrofit scheme in our area. Retrofit is the process of installing energy efficiency measures in existing properties in order to make them warmer and healthier to spend time in, and also to reduce energy consumption – and bills! 

We believe that everyone in our community deserves to live well, and having access to warm and affordable homes is a key part of that. So, over the next 12 months we will be working with local people to learn more about how we can make this possible!

Our first step is to build up our core team to support the success of the project.

To do this we are recruiting people living in or with a connection to Anfield/Everton for two roles: local energy champions (voluntary) and assistant researchers (paid).

We’ll need between 8-10 energy champions from across the community, who would be interested in undertaking training in Carbon Literacy, Retrofit and energy efficiency awareness, and community organising.

Additionally we’re looking for 3 people who are interested in working (in a paid capacity) alongside the lead researcher to co-develop our research questions, research and engagement techniques, and creatively document their findings.

If either of those roles sound like something you, or someone you know might be interested in, please get in touch with Josh Coates ([email protected]) by 31st October 2023, to find out more information.

For general information or if you’d like to receive updates about the project, please email Rachael Branton ([email protected]).

Homebaked CLT appoints new Chair of the Board

Homebaked CLT are pleased to announce Andrew Beattie as the new Chair of the Board.  Appointed at the 2023 Annual General Meeting in November, Andrew has been a longstanding member of the organisation, and involved in many different capacities over the years, including as a board member. He replaces previous chair Ralph Bullivant, who had […]

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Oakfield Terrace Update: October 2023

We’ve continued to push on behind the scenes with great progress on Oakfield Terrace, meeting fortnightly with our project team and partners to ensure we keep moving forward with momentum to deliver on our promise to our community. We’re working through the final legal and design processes – dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s, […]

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Opportunities with our Cosy Homes Club

Do you want to: Homebaked CLT has two exciting opportunities for local people in Anfield and Everton to get involved in learning about energy issues and make a difference in our community. We need: If you’re interested in working together with your neighbours to find ways that we can help people in our community to […]

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