Tena koe, welcome!
CEN is a network of organisations dedicated to delivering effective energy-efficient solutions for warmer homes, job creation and healthier communities.
Our members have been improving the lives of New Zealanders through genuine community engagement and reach, since 2004. Members of the Community Energy Network, or CEN, have worked with over 80,000 vulnerable families. We can be found in just about every region in New Zealand, literally from Cape Reinga to the Bluff.
CEN is a charitable trust that is about working for good community based outcomes, not profit. We provide services that are transparent and fully accountable to the communities we work with, and our funders.
If you are a community funder, sponsor or a community-based organisation, you may be interested in how you can partner with us to develop programmes that have real grassroots results.
If you live in a house that is often cold, damp, draughty or just too expensive to heat over winter, the CEN member in your region is the best place to go for advice and assistance. Your local CEN member runs programmes and services designed to help people and communities in your region.
Please have a look through the site and contact us if you have an enquiry or suggestion.
Houses in New Zealand have better living conditions. We have been able to do this with the support and guidance of our members. If you need help with your home please find a member close to you.
Below are examples of how we have effectively helped families and businesses throughout New Zealand using our innovative and collaborative approach.
These organisations have been set up to meet a large range of community needs, including: