20 charities awarded £4 million to tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions through Ofgem’s Energy Redress Scheme

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) announced last week that it has awarded more than £3.9 million in grants to 20 charities across England, Scotland and Wales in its 13th round of funding.

With the ongoing energy crisis at the forefront of householders’ minds, grants were awarded for new initiatives that support vulnerable households with energy bills and projects that will help homes reduce their long term household carbon emissions.

Managed and delivered by Energy Saving Trust, the Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme collects voluntary payments from companies that may have breached Ofgem administered rules. The priorities of the Scheme are to support energy consumers in vulnerable situations, develop innovative low carbon products or services and empower consumers to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions.

Charities that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process can apply to the open rounds. Further information on the scheme and the application process can be found at energyredress.org.uk  

Cathryn Scott, Director of Enforcement and Emerging Issues at Ofgem, said:

“We know that this winter is already a difficult time for many, as high global gas prices continue to affect consumers. We are pleased that £3.9 million from our Energy Redress Scheme will be made available to these charities that will provide help to people in vulnerable situations.

“The Energy Redress Scheme, funded by Ofgem’s enforcement and compliance activity, makes a real difference to those who most need it.”

The latest group of successful charities will receive grants ranging from £42,000 to more than £700,000 to deliver projects lasting up to two years. The 20 charities who have been awarded grants this round are:


Project name

Grant funding

Age Concern Tyneside South My House is Cold Too


Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Warm & Wise


Ardenglen Housing Association Ltd Castlemilk Pantry Energy Advice Project


Blairtummock Housing Association Ltd Easterhouse Cosy Homes


Centre for Sustainable Energy Energy Advice Capacity Project


Citizens Advice Edinburgh EMPOWER


Citizens Advice Hillingdon Heat 4 Hillingdon


Citizens Advice SORT Group Tenants Powered Up


Citizens Advice Sutton Energy Max 


Foresight (North East Lincolnshire) Limited Making best use of my Energy


Hjaltland Housing Association Fabric First Retrofit to Timber Kit


Inter Madrassah Organisation (IMO Charity) Be Warm, Save Money


Marches Energy Agency Building Retrofit across the Marches


Nottingham Energy Partnership Conservation Retrofit Catalyst


PEC Trust Energy Team


Positive Action in Housing Stay Warm Go Green


SEARCH West End Warmers


South Seeds Working with Southside vulnerable energy consumers


The Energy Advisory Service SCIO Fair Energy Isles


Zero Carbon Harrogate Retrofit Training and Engagement Programme