One opportunity under exploration is a collaborative match fund which warm spaces across the country could all access, giving them a much needed boost to their resources whilst also equipping them to tell their story and raise local support.
Another opportunity is for capital funders of community spaces to work together to try to leverage support from Government and other sources to resource improvements in energy efficiency for warm spaces. With organisational energy bills having skyrocketed, helping local groups become more energy-efficient and sustainable is going to be key to ensuring that warm spaces can reopen this winter, as well as enabling them to become a tool in helping to hit net zero targets.
So even as temperatures soar this summer, it will be a crucial time for funders to explore the potential for collaboration to resource local efforts to keep people warm and connected in what is likely to be another extremely difficult winter ahead for low-income households across the UK.
Find out how you can get involved with this collaboration opportunity.