We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This Christmas, we're supporting SPEAR. SPEAR is charity for people experiencing homelessness in SW London, including the Sutton area, where our head office is based. SPEAR helps homeless people transition back to a position of independence, so please click on our Christmas card link and we'll donate money for every click we receive.
2019 has been a truly exceptional year for AgilityEco. We've broadened the support that we can offer to fuel poor and vulnerable people, with our community programmes and initiatives helping over 40,000 households in need, installing over 94,000 energy efficiency measures and achieving £177 million worth of lifetime energy bill savings in the last year (2018/19).
Alongside our work on community programmes, this year we've played an increasing role in putting the case forward to Government and regulators for deeper support to be made available to the fuel poor and vulnerable. We've made huge strides to improve and widen our network of energy company, local authority, social housing and charity partners and as a result we are, together, reaching those most in need of our services. This year, our Local Energy Advice Partnership (LEAP) programme is now available in local authority areas serving over 30 million people. That's almost half the current UK population.
Working in close partnership with energy companies and a network of local installation partners, our ECO delivery team continued to provide compliant measures to go towards energy company obligation targets, simultaneously working with nearly 200 local authority and social housing clients, helping them to support their most vulnerable residents. Our work on ECO in 2018/2019 meant we were unable to unlock £35 million of funding for our clients, and we were delighted to receive the title "Funding Provider of the Year" at the 2019 National Energy Efficiency Awards.
Last, but by no means least, we announced an exciting milestone last month with Bridges Evergreen acquiring a stake in our business, which will enable us to deliver more social impact to fuel poor and vulnerable households across the UK. Together, Bridges Evergreen and AgilityEco are working towards fulfilling our goal to help end fuel poverty by 2030, as outlined in our manifesto published over the summer.
If you would like further information on any of the above or need advice for your upcoming projects or obligations, please email us.