12 charities awarded over £2.2 million in funding

Energy Saving Trust announces today, that 12 charities are set to receive more than £2.2 million of funding in Round 11 of the Energy Redress Scheme. Each project will support households in reducing their energy bills and carbon emissions.

Managed and delivered by Energy Saving Trust, the Energy Redress Scheme collects voluntary payments from Ofgem regulated energy companies that may have breached rules. The funds are distributed to charities across Great Britain to deliver projects that support householders to reduce their bills, tackle fuel poverty and support the transition to net zero.

Each of the 12 charities will receive grants ranging between £40,000 to £386,000 for projects lasting up to two years. The grant recipients include:

  • Habitats & Heritage who, through a joint energy advice service with CREW Energy. will support vulnerable households living in the London boroughs of Merton, Richmond and Wandsworth.
  • Aberfeldy Parish Church will use funding  to deliver the ‘Warm Connections’ project, following a successful pilot which they ran earlier this year. They will provide a free and impartial energy advice service to households in Aberfeldy, Scotland and the surrounding areas.
  • ateb Group will run a two year project to address fuel poverty and promote home energy efficiency to their tenants in the remote rural communities of Pembrokeshire and West Carmarthenshire in Wales. The project will support people to better understand their energy use and identify ways they can save money.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support will receive funding to continue their nationwide energy advice service for people living with cancer.

Graham Ayling, senior project manager for the Energy Redress Scheme commented:

“We’re delighted to announce these new grant awards under Energy Redress, supporting people in vulnerable situations at a crucial time. These charities will be helping people to afford to heat and power their homes as well as empowering them to take control of their home energy. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Energy Redress grantees who have kept on working, in extremely difficult circumstances, through the pandemic to help people who need it the most.”

The full table of charities is available here.

The Energy Redress Scheme has now awarded nearly £30 million, to fund 173 projects across England, Scotland and Wales, since it launched in 2018.

Charles Hargreaves, Ofgem’s Deputy Director of Conduct and Enforcement, said:

“This funding will help struggling consumers to manage and save energy, directly helping those in hardship to pay their energy bills and also to go greener too.”

Round 12 of the Energy Redress Scheme is now open for applications and will close at 5pm on Thursday 29 July.

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