Energy Redress Scheme Round 6: over £5 million awarded to 28 charities across the UK to help vulnerable people heat and power their homes

The Energy Saving Trust has announced its list of successful applicants from Round 6 of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme). The scheme awarded over £5 million to 28 charities across the UK, to help people in vulnerable positions heat and power their homes. The successful charities will receive grants ranging from £36,000 to £439,000.

Since the Energy Redress Scheme launched in 2018, Energy Saving Trust has awarded over £12.3 million in grant funding to more than 70 charities across England, Scotland and Wales. These grants have enabled charities to deliver projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations to save energy and money in their homes and to live warmer, more comfortable lives.

Round 6’s successful grant recipients include:

o The Lancashire BME Network, who will deliver bespoke and culturally sensitive energy advice in several languages.
o Venus Working Creatively with Young Women, which has a project to support vulnerable women with energy advice, and
o Caudwell Children, whose award will support families with children who have disabilities.

The full table of charities who will benefit from the funding can be found HERE, together with details of projects that have been funded in Rounds 1-5.

The Energy Redress Scheme will continue throughout this period of Coronavirus – COVID-19.  Those planning to apply to the Energy Redress Scheme in Round 7 should consider how their project can have the maximum positive impact for people who are especially at risk in the current situation.  Energy Redress Development Officers will continue to offer support and advice to charities applying to the scheme.

Charities interested in applying to the scheme must register before submitting an application via the dedicated website

Further information on the scheme and the application process can be found at this LINK.