Our Smart Energy Program

The Foundation is developing a ‘Smart Energy Program’ to help worthy causes make their heating more efficient resulting in direct fuel bill savings for them. We will fund the improvements by providing soft-loans to cover the cost of the required changes, and then recover this green investment through regular repayments made easier for them from savings to their fuel bills.

Once the Foundation has recovered the soft-loan the entire benefit of the improvements accrues forever to the good cause as well as benefiting the wider community. Our partner in this program is Tensor plc who make and install HeatingSave, an energy saving system approved by the Energy Saving Trust and the Government via its Energy Technology List.

Our first project is with registered charity ‘Northiam Village Hall’, where an energy management system costing £4000 is forecast to save at least £1200 of electricity and gas cost per year. Our Foundation funded £3000 of this, interest-free and repayable over five years. A short video will be added here once the installation is complete.

We welcome applications to join this Program, please contact us.



The HeatingSave system allows you to selectively heat specific rooms and spaces.

When heating is required only in part of a premises, HeatingSave allows you to deliver heat where it is actually needed (instead of unnecessarily heating an entire building for the sake of a single room). This system saves money and benefits the environment by minimising energy waste, and therefore energy consumption and bills.

HeatingSave also features unique technology that matches building use with ambient heating/cooling trends, to create a digital ‘heating diary’, which enables energy to be used more intelligently.

The Don Hanson Charitable Foundation’s Smart Energy Program helps UK-based charities and community facilities save money by reducing energy use. Through the Smart Energy Program, the Don Hanson Charitable Foundation offers finance and expertise to install HeatingSave technology. 

The Don Hanson Charitable Foundation
Charity number 1122463

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