The Energy Saving Trust has just announced that seven charities have been awarded more than £1.9 million of funding in the 12th round of the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme). The projects will support households with reducing their energy bills and carbon emissions across England and Wales.
Managed and delivered by Energy Saving Trust, the Energy Redress Scheme collects voluntary payments from companies that may have breached Ofgem administered rules. The funds are distributed to charities across England, Scotland and Wales, to deliver projects that support householders to reduce their bills, tackle fuel poverty and support the transition to net zero.
The successful charities will receive grants from £49,000 to more than £678,000 to deliver projects lasting up to two years.
The charities who have been awarded grants are:
o Age UK Sheffield: Reaching Out Sheffield (£74,574).
o Citizens Advice Denbighshire: Force 4 Energy (£678,732).
o Citizens Advice Staffordshire North and Stoke on Trent: PMW Energy (£265,684).
o ClwydAlyn Housing Limited: Healthy Homes, People, Lives & Communities (£476,996).
o Groundwork North Wales: The Saving Energy Bank (£49,388).
o PEC Trust, Plymouth: Kings Tamerton Affordable Net Zero Homes (£240,992), and
o Weaver Vale Housing Trust: Energy Advice to Reduce Fuel Poverty (£186,348).
The Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. It aims to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.
The Trust empowers households to make better choices, deliver transformative programmes for governments and support businesses with strategy, research and assurance – enabling everyone to play their art in building a sustainable future.
For further information about the Energy Redress Scheme and details of further funding rounds, please visit its website.