Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) is celebrating nominations for three major Community Energy England awards.

CAfS has been recognised in the categories of Fuel Poverty Action, Community Energy Organisation of the Year (large), and Climate and Environmental Impact.

These nominations reflect the long-standing commitment the organisation has demonstrated towards sustainable development and climate change action within the county.

CAfS energy projects include 'Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria' and 'Solar Made Easy'.

Both initiatives help local communities to access energy efficient technologies, combat fuel poverty, and source renewable energy solutions.

The 'Community Energy Organisation of the Year' nomination acknowledges CAfS holistic approach that includes community events, mapping tools, and local partnerships.

Karen Mitchell, CAfS CEO, said: β€œIt's brilliant to have been nominated for three awards in recognition of the talent and dedication of the CAfS team, our passion for our precious environment here in Cumbria and our determination to fight climate change.

"We are inspired by the rural communities we work with to help tackle fuel poverty, support the retrofit of buildings and the installation of solar panels and many other projects besides.

"Through the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership we are working collaboratively with a host of diverse organisations to make a difference for future generations.

"We are all proud of our work and of this recognition and want to take the opportunity to congratulate the other nominees, all of which are deserving.”

The Community Energy Awards is an annual event that recognises and celebrates outstanding achievements in community energy.

This year's event, supported by Electricity North West, will be held in Manchester on November 17.