Energy Saving Trust offers share of £2.5m to charities

Charities that offer innovative energy-saving solutions or energy support and advice to vulnerable customers will soon be able to apply for a share of a £2.5 million funding pot.

Funding is available through the Energy Saving Trust as part of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, a fund made up of voluntary payments from companies that have broken rules set by the energy regulator Ofgem. The funding pot is worth £2.5 million.

The scheme opens to applications on Monday 15 October 2018.

There is no maximum grant award level.

Money can be used for capital or revenue funding and eligible projects include those that engage and offer support or training to vulnerable customers with energy issues, installation of innovative energy saving or renewable energy measures or in-home energy safety advice and measures related to energy systems.

The application guidance says other energy-related projects will be considered, but not those that duplicate existing projects or which could be funded elsewhere.

A previous tranche of funding distributed more than £280,000 to six schemes, including one that encourages good energy behaviours through cooking, a pilot to test heating controls for the visually impaired and a project to install a district heating system.

For further information about the scheme, visit the Energy Redress Scheme website or contact the Energy Saving Trust (contact details for UK regions can be found HERE).