Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund Opens for New Round
Funding to support the national rollout of smart meters, with a focus on reaching those who may face barriers to engaging with the smart mater rollout.
In May 2016, Smart Energy GB launched the five-year Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund, aiming to offer every home in Britain a smart meter within this timeframe at no additional cost.
The Fund is open to regionally based not-for-profit organisations with local links across England, Scotland and Wales. Housing associations and local authorities are eligible to apply.
In 2022, there are three funding streams, each targeting a specific audience:
- Grants of £15,000 to £25,000 for organisations reaching people who are over 65.
- Grants of £7,500 to £10,000 for organisations reaching people on a low income.
- Grants of £5,000 for organisations reaching people who are carers.
Acknowledging the challenges which coronavirus/COVID-19 present, the scheme is looking to fund partners that offer multiple routes into reaching people who are over 65, on a low income or who are carers. There is particular interest in projects that offer a combination of direct and indirect activities to reach people at scale.
Projects should represent good value for money, show strong links with the relevant target group, and demonstrate how they will engage this group either through innovative approaches or building on existing work.
Activities must take place between 4 April 2022 and 7 December 2022.
The deadline to apply is 11 February 2022 (12 noon).
(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)