Phoenix Energy is delighted to announce its latest initiative as part of its strategy to foster local communities, the Phoenix Energy Green Community Fund. For the past three years, Phoenix has been helping local communities to thrive through its Community Fund and is now branching out by creating a new stand to the fund which is aimed at helping local community groups who are improving the environment, specifically.
Environmental responsibility has always been a core attribute of Phoenix Energy’s business model, not least through the carbon savings that consumers can make by switching from oil to gas. Phoenix is also fully committed to developing renewable gas solutions which can further enhance the green credentials of the gas that consumers use to heat their homes, now and into the future.
The first recipients of the new Green Community Fund were local charity East Belfast Mission, who, last month, embarked on a day trip with their service users from Hosford Homelessness’s Health and Wellbeing group and Women’s Refugee Group to Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House, where they engaged in talks on biodiversity and climate change.
Presenting the funding to East Belfast Mission ahead of their departure for Seaford Gardens, Jonathan Martindale, Director of Business Development at Phoenix Energy said: “As a responsible local business, Phoenix likes to give back to the communities we operate in where we can. Our Community Fund has been providing a great opportunity for us to do this, for the past number of years.
“More recently, we recognise that there are a lot of local community groups within the area that we operate in, who are doing fantastic things in the biodiversity and environmental space. The Green Community Fund is a way of being able to give a helping hand to those engaged in sustainability locally, alongside the other work that Phoenix does in the biodiversity space such as planting 8,000 trees per year with The Conservation Volunteers. We are really looking forward to seeing more applications coming through in the next few months.”
Lianne Mullholland, Fundraising Manager at East Belfast Mission said: "We are hugely grateful to Phoenix Energy for their support in enabling our fantastic outing to go ahead. In the run up to the event we held sessions on biodiversity including workshops on learning to plant fruit, vegetable, and herbs. The day spent at Seaforde Gardens enabled women from all different backgrounds to learn about the global and local impacts of the climate crisis in a safe setting.”
Local community groups and charities can find out more about the Phoenix Energy Green Community Fund at: https://phoenixenergyni.com/greencommunityfund