Energy Redress Scheme announces grants worth over £12 million following latest funding round

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) has just announced that it has awarded £12.7 million in grants to 36 organisations across England, Scotland and Wales in its latest funding round. The full list of awards is provided below.

These are for projects which are supporting vulnerable households at risk from cold homes and high energy bills to reduce their energy costs, and developing carbon emission reduction initiatives.

Now in its fourth year, Ofgem’s enforcement and compliance scheme collects voluntary payments from companies that may have breached Ofgem administered rules.

The latest group of successful organisations will receive grants ranging from £36,000 to more than £1.3 million to deliver projects lasting up to two years. These include:

o Act on Energy will receive a grant from the main project funding stream. Their project, ‘Warmer Homes Midlands – Phase 2′ will build on two years of successful delivery that has already supported more than 10,000 vulnerable households with their independent service across the seven urban local authorities of the West Midlands Combined Authority

o Citizens Advice Torfaen will receive a grant from the small project funding stream. Their project, ‘Warmer Torfaen’ will support vulnerable clients to improve energy efficiency in their homes and source practical solutions to help households keep their homes warm and provide emergency assistance, before signposting for further support.

o Midsteeple Quarter will receive a grant from the innovation funding stream to fund their project ‘Midsteeple Quarter Hybrid Heating Network’. This will enable development of an aquifer-fed water source heating system for wider implementation in neighbouring Midsteeple Quarter buildings and other town centre properties operated by the local community.

Energy Saving Trust were reappointed by Ofgem in March 2022 to continue the management and allocation of grants for the scheme, which started in 2018. The priorities of the scheme are to

o Support energy consumers in vulnerable situations.
o Develop innovative products or services, and
o Empower consumers to reduce their carbon emissions.

Organisations that are already registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process can apply to the open round until that date.

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

The full list of awards are:

Re:work Ltd Keeping Warm this Winter £36,769.20
The Welcoming Association The Welcoming Home Energy Efficiency Project £47,278.74
Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire The Energy Saver Project £48,650.30
Citizens Advice Torfaen Warmer Torfaen £49,192.00
Limehouse Project LHP Energy Efficiency Adviser £86,260.00
Birmingham Citizens Advice Bureau Birmingham Energy Affordability Project £87,131.75
The Footprint Trust charity Warm Island – Energy Saving Guidance £93,470.00
Citizen Outreach Coalition Energy Savings Awareness Campaign £122,306.00
Housing Association Charitable Trust RetrofitCredits £150,952.31
Citizens Advice Cheshire West Energy for Life £177,445.26
The Big Issue Foundation Fighting Fuel Poverty £185,000.00
Perth Citizens Advice Bureau Perthshire Energy Saving Network £188,213.32
North Devon Homes Evaluating solar PV with electric heating £189,490.66
The National House Project Care leavers as Energy Champions – NHP £191,364.20
Spire View Housing Association Royston Community Energy Project £212,358.85
Citizens Advice Mid-North Yorkshire Warm & Well in North Yorkshire £238,520.23
Churches Housing Action Team Mid Devon Energy Partnership £248,717.00
Age UK Scarborough & District Energy YourWay £249,994.00
Midsteeple Quarter Midsteeple Quarter Hybrid Heating Network £253,100.80
Groundwork West Midlands Green Doctor £273,491.75
Severn Wye Energy Agency Energy Advocate Powys £319,312.50
Bassetlaw Citizens Advice Bureau Energy Advice on Prescription £358,250.00
Marches Energy Agency Telford Energy Advice Phase 2 (TEA2) £388,989.41
the Environment Centre (tEC) Hampshire Energy Advice Service £398,848.53
Purbeck Citizens Advice Bureau Energy for Life £404,045.00
Stockton & District Advice Warm up North 2 £438,978.00
Energy Projects Plus Warm and Well £446,897.95
Centre for Sustainable Energy Rural Communities Energy Support Network £458,554.95
Community Energy Plus Cornwall Energy Advice Service £498,153.02
Lancashire Women Lancashire Women’s Energy Advice £575,868.58
Groundwork London SLEEP £680,536.87
Energise Barnsley FiT for Solar – Barnsley £1,000,000.00
National Energy Foundation Better Housing Better Health – East £1,147,568.24
Groundwork UK Green Doctor: Energy crisis response programme £1,164,903.49
Act on Energy Warmer Homes West Midlands- phase 2 £1,300,654.0