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HANDIHEAT Call for Evidence

18 December 2020

HANDIHEAT is a €2m funded project led by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) and supported by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (NPA) and the EU European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to fund research that will tackle fuel poverty, identify renewable energy solutions and improve energy efficiency in rural homes across Northern Europe. 

The programme focuses on energy performance in rural housing and public infrastructure challenges in peripheral and arctic regions. You can find out more about the HANDIHEAT project here:

NEA is working with ARC Healthy Living Centre, to undertake a review of relevant policy and practice to help in the development and implementation of programmes that can support efforts to address fuel poverty in rural communities, and to ensure that no household is left behind in the low carbon transition. As part of this review we invite you to take part in our Call For Evidence (see below).

Why should you take part?

This Call for Evidence will gather stakeholder views and experiences of addressing rural fuel poverty (sometimes referred to as energy poverty) and the role of renewables and low carbon technologies. You are being asked to take part as someone who is likely to have experience of working in this area, and/or someone who can share this Call for Evidence with others who might have relevant knowledge and experience.

You can access the Call For Evidence via this survey link: and once there you will be able to move forward and backwards through the survey to change your responses until you submit your response. You will not be able to re-enter the survey once you leave. For this reason we ask that you try to complete survey in one browser session. If you need to take a break from the survey please leave your browser window open to return to later. If you experience any problems or have any questions please get in touch with

The Call for Evidence will remain open until 1st February 2021 –  please feel free to share this Call with any colleagues or other organisations as appropriate.

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