• SGN Press release

    SGN employees test their fuel poverty knowledge in charity quiz

    17 February 2017

    Gas distribution company SGN is supporting National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day today [17 February] by challenging its employees’ knowledge of fuel poverty issues while raising money for charity. 

    We have published a quiz about our own fuel poverty programme, Help to Heat, on our in-house smartphone app and company intranet. We will donate five pounds to National Energy Action (NEA), the national charity seeking to send fuel poverty, for every employee who takes part in the quiz.   

    We’re committed to helping make homes warmer by improving the energy affordability of thousands of homes every year. Our Help to Heat scheme is helping to lift over 27,000 homes out of fuel poverty before 2021. Through the scheme, thousands of low-income and vulnerable households across Scotland and southern England can qualify for free or discounted gas connections. More details, including the scheme criteria, can be found at sgn.co.uk/helptoheat.

    SGN Social Strategy Manager Robbie Stevenson said the company was delighted to once again be supporting NEA by taking part in National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. “With fuel poverty levels across England still at over 14% – and even higher in major cities – the question of heating or eating is still very much an issue for many households. By taking part in National Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, we hope to raise awareness of this, not just among our own employees, but also in the wider community.” 

    To further demonstrate our commitment to reducing fuel poverty, we’ve hosted two community events this week. We attended a community energy café near Winchester on Wednesday, along with industry partner Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, where we answered questions from residents about their energy issues. On the same day in Scotland, colleagues attended a Royal Voluntary Service event in Peebles to promote awareness of fuel poverty and explaining how SGN is supporting vulnerable communities.