Porty Community Energy and the Tool Library

Cosy Homes and Cargo Bikes

Porty Community Energy and the Tool Library’s Cosy Homes and Cargo Bikes project received 264 votes and was awarded funding of £10,010. So far there have been 4 cosy homes practical workshops with expert trainers, helping to support local people to build resilience to climate change. These have proved to be so popular that there is now a waiting list.

Volunteer Retrofixers: Capacity building and project development has progressed with weekly project lead meetings, planning meetings and outreach events taking place. There is a partnership with Heathack creating sensor devices to track energy use in community buildings. Strong community leadership and learning on climate change as part of this.

The group have supported Brighton and Rosefield to establish a Residents’ Association with a view to creating a route map of how the group could collectively prioritise the retrofit work.

An Active Travel Hub has been established on Porty Prom – opened by the First Minister, providing access to 3 cargo bikes and 2 electric bikes for training/hire.

One partipant said "Great to actually try out tools and techniques rather than just watching videos. I now have more confidence in using tools and I'm going to commit to regularly checking and maintaining my windows!”

Find out more by readling the Porty Community Energy application to the Edinburgh Community Climate Fund or visit their website