Building Better Opportunities


No one wants to live in a cold home or to feel anxious about paying their bills. Through our Building Better Opportunities project, Marches Energy Agency will work with participating householders to help them address the challenges they may be facing relating to energy matters.

Our support could help participants: 

  • Manage fuel debts
  • Access funding for insulation or a new heating system
  • Reduce energy costs through tariff switching
  • Better understand heating controls and general energy use at home
  • Read energy bills and take meter readings 

Support will take the form of home visits unless participants prefer to meet in other settings. There is also likely to be some casework which will take place at our office base in Shrewsbury.

As part of this project we are installing insulation in some homes. 


With a warmer, more affordable home, participants will have more head space to work with other partners in the project in moving towards employment. 

‘This year I am going to get myself back on the rails. I am going to start by getting my home warmer, then tidy and clean.’  Mr G - Herefordshire resident

‘It was pretty desperate before with a very low temperature in the house, and I was feeling very depressed.  Words cannot express my gratitude for your kind donation of a grant towards a new boiler. This has enabled me to come alive again.   A very big thank you.’   Mrs W – Herefordshire resident.


Contact Details


Phil Newcombe

M. 07930 342832

The Pump House, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2DP