- Is your community, voluntary or non profit organisation paying too much on energy costs?
- Are you wasting energy due to inefficient systems?
- Do you know you need to upgrade but don’t have the capital to invest?
DaysE, Donate as you save Energy, is a social enterprise and we may be able to help. With the main objectives of reducing energy related greenhouse gas emissions and alleviating fuel poverty we have supported 11 community organisations with energy upgrades. Of course we need donors to help us – we work with commercial energy users to identify potential energy savings within their facilities. Once implemented, we ask them to donate some or all of the value of this saving to an energy project in a not for profit organisation.
To date, DaysE energy project beneficiaries have come to us through word of mouth and personal connection. This is hugely important as DaysE’s model of collaboration depends on trust and solid relationships. And we have built some very strong relationships with both donors, service and utility companies and community / voluntary organisations.
We were delighted when our model was recognised by the SEAI in 2016, scooping the Sustainable Energy Award for Innovation.
Calling new communities – do you need an energy upgrade?
DaysE is now in a position to scale up. We are in the process of developing a ‘menu’ of potential energy projects from the NFP sector. If your organisation is struggling to keep up with utility bills or you believe you are using more energy than necessary we would like to hear from you. If we think you fit the DaysE criteria for an energy upgrade ( and each situation is different ), you are a registered charity or recognised NFP, we will try to match you with a suitable donor. Fill out our Expression of Interest form.
Please be aware that an expression of interest at this stage does not guarantee shortlisting. Should your organisation require an audit we can provide this but we must charge for our technical and admin supports to cover costs. All costs will be agreed in advance and you are free to use a third party for technical services. Some donors will cover these costs for beneficiaries.