SE24 Community Fund

The story so far

As a Community Benefit Society (CBS), SE24 is a not-for-profit company which recycles any surplus funds into the community via our Community Fund.

The primary aim of our Community Fund is to support local people facing fuel poverty.

  • Initially (through 2017 and 2018) we set up our own energy efficiency project helping people living on the Kingsdale Estate.
  • Through 2019 and 2020 we partnered with Repowering London, based in Brixton. We helped pay for their fuel poverty and energy advice workers on the Loughborough Estate. This offered better value for money than doing it ourselves particularly during the tricky years of the Covid pandemic.
  • From 2021-2022 we routed our Community Fund via Christians Against Poverty, who support local people of all faiths and none. This was used in two main ways:
    • to purchase fuel vouchers (through FuelBank who doubled the value of our contribution)
    • to provide emergency cold weather packages (eg blankets, hot water bottles, electric blankets, steamer cookers)
  • Since 2023 we have partnered with Groundwork. Their innovative Green Doctor programme provides front line support for those facing fuel poverty. The table below shows how our first donation was used in 2023.

In total, we have so far committed around over £20,000 to our Community Fund and this total will continue to grow as we expand our project portfolio