Association GERES

Financial and Support Instruments for fuel poverty in Social Housing in Europe (FinSH)

Technical sheet

technical sheet


Location: 5 European countries (France, United Kingdom, Italia, Germany and Poland)

Dates: 2007-2010

Technical partners: Habitats Solidaires SCIC (France), Severn Wye Energy Agency (United Kingdom), Ecuba (Italy), Otto-von-Guericke-Universität (Germany), Krajowa Agencja Poszanowania Energii (Poland)

Financial partners: European Commission, ADEME


Project description

Project description


In Europe, fuel poverty affects an increasing number of disadvantaged households who have little access to energy-efficient solutions. The absence of specific financial mechanisms and the lack of social support on the ground are often identified as serious constraints on projects aimed at improving the energy efficiency of these households' homes and appliances.


Since 2007, GERES has been co-ordinating a European project initiated on the theme of energy poverty.  With 6 partners in 5 European countries, the FinSH "Financial and support instruments for fuel poverty in Social Housing" programme aims to break down existing financial and social barriers to give disadvantaged households the opportunity to renovate their homes and possess energy-saving appliances.


The publication of a guide containing recommendations introduces the activities and approaches identified as relevant during the project.