If energy is used more efficiently and cleverly, less money is spent on energy.
Healthy food is affordable when you know how to buy, prepare and preserve it.
Older people share their allotment expertise and get help in return.
An easy way to see if you can get the same services and goods for less money.
cut the cost at meal times
Database or Application
Exchange one service for another without the need for money
A targeted approach to show Eastbourne the many money saving options available
A visual tool to show which appliances are costing the most to run in your house
A website where people can register to car pool, can be work or a fun event!
By buying 2nd hand furniture at low cost from Furniture Now!
Empty all your small change into a large jar/vase at the end of each week.
This challenge is part of The Lab Lewes and Eastbourne, a partnership between Lewes District Council, Eastbourne Council and FutureGov. The aim of the project is to develop and test new, innovative approaches of supporting people in the district who are feeling the squeeze financially, whether this is down to recent changes to the benefits payments, the rising cost of living, or just plain old bad luck.
But now we want to hear your ideas. As the people of Eastbourne you know better than anyone where people are feeling the squeeze, and can spot opportunities to collaborate and save, think up new ways to make money or just help each other out.
The top ideas will be selected to be worked on at a hack day on the 25th of January. As an idea owner, you will get a team of people to help you bring your idea to life. They might be a local resident challenging the idea because they understand what it is like to live in the area, or a person who works in the field and can share expertise. They might be have a skill to share, such as designing or coding that can help you and your team make these ideas happen. Or they might just be interested and want to muck in!
The event is free and lunch will be provided.
On the day you will have a lot of fun working together in teams to develop the ideas further, challenging each other and testing assumptions. The day will end with with a presentation that demonstrates to the judging panel how the project solves the problem set, why it is different, what impact it could make and how it will be sustainable.