Friends of Energy House 2 celebrates success, and Launches 2024 Philanthropic Programme

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

A celebration of the achievements of the Friends of Energy House 2.0 charitable programme marked a momentous year and set the stage for the launch of the 2024 Philanthropic Programme.

Held earlier this month at The Lowry Theatre, the event brought together dozens of guests who enjoyed a tour of Energy House 2.0, offering guests a first-hand look at the cutting-edge research facility, followed by a meal and speeches at the Lowry, Salford Quays.

The Friends of Energy House 2.0 community, established in 2022, has been a cornerstone of Energy House Labs' philanthropic initiatives. In 2023, corporate partners generously donated nearly £300,000, which was allocated to impactful projects, including two PhD studentships and four sustainability awareness initiatives.

The four projects focused on engaging school children in sustainability through poetry and animation, creating a pilot sustainability and climate change education program for refugee professionals, empowering ethnic minority women in Greater Manchester, and conducting workshops on climate change education with K12 students. To find out more about the community led impact projects, click here.

Professor Will Swan, Director of Energy House Labs at the University of Salford, said: “Both Richard and I were really happy to see so many partners join us for the evening. Friends of Energy House is a great way for Salford and our partners to make a difference in the community and approach sustainability in different and more accessible ways, reaching out to groups that may not otherwise be able to engage.”

Looking forward, the Energy House Labs Philanthropic Programme for 2024 aims to maintain and expand its work. Plans for the coming year were outlined, emphasizing the importance of continued support for scholarships, community projects, and research into fuel poverty.

For more information about the Friends of Energy House 2.0 philanthropic programme, please contact: Nicola Whyley – Strategic Development Manager n.whyley@salford.ac.uk or Hannah Fox – Development Officer h.c.fox@salford.ac.uk

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