UK Powers Networks Launches New Round of Power Partners

Funding for not-for-profit organisations based in regions served by UK Power Networks (London, South East England or East of England) to support initiatives to combat fuel poverty.

UK Power Networks are offering not-for-profit organisations and community groups funding to support projects that directly tackle fuel poverty or support vulnerable people by increasing their energy resilience within UK Power Networks areas.

Round five focuses on support services such as:

  • Income maximisation.
  • Energy efficiency advice and interventions.
  • Tariff switching and time of use tariff awareness.
  • New registrations for the Priority Services Register.
  • Provision of energy advice training.
  • Support for frontline workers.

Registered charities and community organisations can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £20,000.  There is a total funding pot of £300,000. It is anticipated that around 20 to 30 projects will receive support.

Applications are encouraged from organisations with proposals that can demonstrate an innovative response to the increasingly pressing issue of fuel poverty.

Organisations that can demonstrate an effective response to the specific vulnerabilities of individuals or communities brought in by the COVID-19 pandemic are also encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is 25 October 2021.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)