Launch of Energy Union

Launch of Energy Union

Energy Union Launch

09/10/2019 Common’s Hotel, Blackpool, Cork.

With the increased focus from Irish householders on increasing the energy rating in their homes, Gurranabraher Credit Union recently announced a major new partnership with the largest community-based installers of energy saving measures in Cork, NCE Energy-Hub, under the brand EnergyUnion.

EnergyUnion brings together 2 northside based Community organisations, Gurranabraher Credit Union & NCE (Northside Community Enterprises) Energy-Hub.  Gurranabraher Credit Union is the largest Credit Union on the northside of Cork City. NCE Energy-Hub is a community-based organisation helping individuals and groups alike to secure funding for projects that help make their homes more energy efficient.

With the increased focus from Irish householders on increasing the energy rating in their homes, Gurranabraher Credit Union recently announced a major new partnership with the largest community-based installers of energy saving measures in Cork, NCE Energy-Hub, under the brand EnergyUnion.

EnergyUnion brings together 2 northside based Community organisations, Gurranabraher Credit Union & NCE (Northside Community Enterprises) Energy-Hub.  Gurranabraher Credit Union is the largest Credit Union on the northside of Cork City. NCE Energy-Hub is a community-based organisation helping individuals and groups alike to secure funding for projects that help make their homes more energy efficient.

Energy Union gives homeowners access to 3 different SEAI grants

  1. Better energy homes grant
  2. Better energy warmer homes scheme
  3. Community Energy Grant

Here’s how it works:

  • Energy-Hub are the energy saving experts, and manage the SEAI Grant Process
  • Gurranabraher Credit will offer the flexible finance, offering a lower-interest rate loan for the balance, with all the usual Credit Union benefits.

Applications can be made online at www.energyunion.ie

Speaking at the recent launch of the new partnership, Philip Hosford – CEO Gurranabraher Credit Union said “We have seen a huge increase in demand from our members for Home Improvement Loans for retrofit and Energy Saving updates to their homes. So it made sense to us to provide a one stop shop for the whole process.  With Energy-Hub we have found a partner with it roots firmly in the community with a similar community ethos to ours”

Fr John O Donovan – Chairperson of the NCE Energy-Hub, speaking at the same event said “All people have the right to have energy saving measures installed in their homes. The coming together of these two community-based organisations in Energy Union is a way of achieving this objective.”

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