Phoenix Gas Fuels Up Communities In County Down

Building Back Fuelled By Phoenix Funding.


Building Back Fuelled By Phoenix Funding.

Phoenix Natural Gas has been fuelling community connections with three local events supported by the Phoenix Natural Gas Building Back Together Fund which has been launched to help fuel community engagement by offering a financial boost to bring communities back together.

Over the last week, the Phoenix Natural Gas Building Back Together Fund has supported:

  • Young people from Crossgar Youth Club to come together and take part in a range of fitness activities while learning about the importance of making healthy choices.
  • A Family Fun Day at Castle Park in Newcastle, providing additional entertainment for the children and families who attended.
  • The Gallaun Residents Association ‘Day of Celebration’ marking the progress the community has made in the last year to improve their local community.
Crossgar YC: Some of the young people from Crossgar Youth Club pictured before setting off for their ‘Think Health, Keep Fit’ activities which have been supported by the Phoenix Natural Gas Building Back Together Fund.

Having made connection to the natural gas network possible for East Down residents and business in recent years, Phoenix Natural Gas continues to develop connections across the community, as Jonathan Martindale, Director of Business Development at Phoenix Natural Gas explains:

“We’re delighted to continue growing community connections as we develop our network across East Down. There are many local groups doing great work to help reduce social isolation and bring people back together we’re pleased that the Building Back Together Fund is enabling them to do it in a safe and inclusive way.”

Newcastle: Mark Woodside, Phoenix Natural Gas Energy Advisor, with Kathy Black, Unit T at the Castle Gardens Family Fun Day supported by The Phoenix Natural Gas Building Back Together Fund.

Open now, the Phoenix Building Back Together Fund welcomes applications from community groups and organisations big and small across the Phoenix Natural Gas licence area wh

o can present a covid safe community event plan for delivery before the 30th September 2021.

Further information on The Phoenix Natural Gas Building Back Together Fund is available at:

Back row (l-r, Gillian Orr, Phoenix Gas Communications Manager; Peter Cunliffe, Gallaun Residents Association treasurer, Maya Goodfellow, chairperson with Councillors John Trainor and Oonagh Hanlon. Front row, three young residents from the Gallaun Estate Phoenix GAs helped with the planting through its Building Back Together Fund.

About Phoenix Natural Gas

Phoenix Natural Gas is the largest gas distribution business in Northern Ireland. The company operates a distribution network across the Greater Belfast, Larne, Whitehead and East Down areas, extending to over 3,850km of pipeline.

After 24 years in Northern Ireland, Phoenix Natural Gas has successfully developed the market and built its network, connecting 235,000 customers and establishing natural gas as the fuel of choice for customers in the licence area.

Since 1996, customers switching to natural gas has resulted in 11m tonnes of CO2 being removed from the atmosphere. Each year, householders using natural gas continue to save on CO2 emissions, equating to the removal of 300,000 cars from the road.

Phoenix Natural Gas also embraces its corporate responsibility and connects with the local community in its outreach programmes.

For more information on Phoenix Natural Gas visit: