Our Mission

Funded through the National Lottery Community Fund, Open Energy aims to support members of the community in saving money on their energy bills and making their homes more comfortable to live in. Collaboratively with our partner organisations, we are working to take meaningful climate action to create a more comfortable, affordable, and sustainable residence here in Newtown.

The Open Energy project aims to host to several programmes; these include:

Community Engagement and Education:

  • Educational and interactive visits to schools and educational establishments to deliver climate and energy materials.
  • Outreach days, where our partner organisations are invited to share climate and energy efficiency information. This is an opportunity for community members to meet the Open Energy team and our partners and learn about our project.
  • Informational content containing helpful tips for energy efficiency in the home.

Re-use and Recycle Regimes:

  • Support/create Repair Cafés in Newtown, to help prevent useable gadgets, appliances, and jewellery going to waste.
  • Clothing swaps, creating sustainable spaces for clothing recycling.
  • Uniform exchanges – making sharing good quality second-hand uniforms easier for people across Newtown and surrounding areas. This helps families save money whilst also reducing waste.

Signposting and Future Proofing:

  • Here at Open Energy, we aim to help people save money while helping the planet. We will be working with partners to audit homes that wish to see where energy efficiency changes can be made, and we can offer directions to where appropriate funding is available.


Want to ask us a question about the project and what we do? Need some advice? Want to collaborate with us? Contact us at Openenergy@opennewtown.org.uk


How is Open Energy funded?

The three-year Sustainable Steps project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, which uses money from dormant bank accounts. Aspects of the project are supported through Cae Post Legacy fund.

What is Open Energy?

Open Energy is a climate change and energy efficiency project delivered by Open Newtown in partnership with organisations local to Newtown with the aim to help people save money on their energy bills and live more comfortably, while also reducing CO2 emissions. 

What is Open Newtown?

Open Newtown is a social enterprise. Any surplus we make must be reinvested in our core purpose. We are still a private enterprise and pay our share of taxes.

What does Open Newtown do?

As well as maintaining the large green public spaces in Newtown, we are also enabling community groups and organisations to deliver projects for public benefit through The National Lottery Community Fund Wales.



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