This report presents the findings of a small, qualitative study of schemes funded under DECC’s Local Authority Funding Competition 2012/13. DECC commissioned this work to help them get a better sense of what works in engaging DECC’s customers in some of their priority policy areas: it is not intended to provide robust findings that offer clear conclusions for policy.
The Competition offered funding for local authority led projects on collective switching, fuel poverty alleviation and Green Deal pioneer activity. Collective switching projects led by community organisations were also funded under the Competition. The Competition provided over £46million to support 130 schemes covering over 260 local areas in England and, for collective switching schemes, Scotland.