The Bryson Charitable Group is Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise and a leader in the delivery of sustainable responses to existing and emerging social need
As Northern Ireland’s National Energy Agency, their vision is to support and motivate energy users to reduce their costs and greenhouse emissions.
They are a Social Enterprise; a not-for-profit charitable organisation, a private company limited by guarantee, reporting to a Management Board consisting of Non-Executive Directors and Advisers.
Bryson Energy was originally established in 1995 with a remit to tackle Climate Change and assist with the reduction of energy use and reflect local area energy issues.
In 2009 Bryson Energy’s successfully tendered for the Government tender for Warm Homes (WH). WH was the Government’s main tool to tackle fuel poverty in Northern Ireland. Fuel poverty is defined as a household needing to spend >10% of its income on energy to heat the property. This scheme closed on March 2015.
Over the years Bryson Energy has also operated a range of fuel poverty and health related programmes such as grant administration, oil buying clubs, budgeting advice, handyperson, benefit checks and several retrofit programmes. Alongside fuel poverty focused activity Bryson Energy also assists Government meet its energy targets by promoting Energy Advice through both energy efficiency and renewable technologies.
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