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Catalyst is part of the Big Energy Saving Network 2017/18!

Catalyst CIC is working with NEA (National Energy Action) this year to deliver outreach events and home visits to help consumers with energy-related issues. We will be working around Birmingham to give energy advice, help people switch and save, find out if they are eligible for discounts or assistance and apply for energy-efficiency installations [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:36:21+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

Spreading the word about smart meters: Catalyst Mutual CIC awarded Smart Energy GB in Communities grant

Catalyst CIC has received a grant to spread the word about smart meters amongst older people in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Every home will have the opportunity to upgrade to a smart meter, at no extra cost, as part of the national smart meter rollout. The rollout is an essential [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:36:21+00:00 September 7th, 2017|BESN blog, Latest News|0 Comments

DFLB: Opening doors to employment and inclusion

Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC is now working with the Department for Work and Pensions, Digital Birmingham and Birmingham City Council (Financial Inclusion Partnership) to deliver Digital and Financial Literacy Birmingham – a program to help people develop the digital skills they need to connect with the world. Some of the lowest rates of internet [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:36:21+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

ENERGY LITERACY WORKSHOP

Catalyst Mutual Enterprise CIC is working with Telford & Wrekin Council to deliver Energy Literacy Workshop for Family Carers.  This interactive workshops will help family carers this winter to prevent cold home related health problems and stay out of hospital and will provide tailored energy advice and support to help them reduce their energy [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:36:24+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

We’re part of the Big Energy Saving Network 2016/17!

Catalyst is pleased to be a part of the BESN again this year, this time working with the newly formed successor to DECC - the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - to provide help and support to vulnerable consumers and those frontline staff whose work involves everyday contact. For Consumers As part [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:36:24+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments

INEQUALITY: THE HIDDEN COST OF FUEL POVERTY

How can equality exist when people are forced into fuel poverty simply because of the housing conditions that they live in? Equality is impossible when some people have to make the choice daily of whether to heat or eat: if you can’t afford to heat your home, how can you afford the bus fare into town, or pay for your child to go on that school trip?

By | 2017-11-17T10:36:25+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Introducing Catalyst CIC: Fighting to change the culture of energy consumption

As a Community Interest Company, Catalyst Mutual Enterprise (Catalyst CIC) was set up with a vision – to help eliminate fuel poverty in our community. The use of energy is an integral part of life nowadays that it is easy to take for granted the ability to heat and lights our homes at the flick [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:36:25+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

We should stop giving cold homes the cold shoulder

Catalyst Mutual is working on increasing awareness of the impact of cold homes on health to combat fuel poverty reduce excess winter deaths. Fuel poverty is a very real issue within Britain, with at least 2.35 million households reported as suffering from it in 2013*. Fuel poverty is defined by a household’s ability to keep [...]

By | 2017-11-17T10:36:25+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Latest News|0 Comments