Funded Energy Redress Projects

Since the Energy Redress Scheme launched Phase One of the scheme in 2018, Energy Saving Trust has awarded over £102 million to fund nearly 538 projects across England, Scotland and Wales. These grants have enabled organisations to deliver projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations to save energy and money in their homes and to live warmer, more comfortable lives. Phase Two of the scheme launched in May 2022.

To find out more about the projects we have funded, see the full list, which can be filtered.

You can also find specific case studies of some of the funded projects here.

Full list of projects

This is a complete list of successfully funded Energy Redress Scheme projects since 2018.

Phase 2
Round 1
Location
United Kingdom
  • Scotland
  • Dumfries
Grant award
£253,101
Project Name
Midsteeple Quarter Hybrid Heating Network

The Midsteeple Quarter Hybrid Heating Network aims to install an innovative aquifer-fed water source heating system in Phase I of the Midsteeple Quarter development, based on a shallow open-loop borehole system, and to test and develop this for wider implementation in neighbouring Midsteeple Quarter buildings and other town centre properties. The organisation has already assessed the potential for using ground source heating and establishing a wider district heating network and plan to use Phase I as proof of this concept by drilling two boreholes, connecting up the building and installing an

The Midsteeple Quarter Hybrid Heating Network aims to install an innovative aquifer-fed water source heating system in Phase I of the Midsteeple Quarter development, based on a shallow open-loop borehole system, and to test and develop this for wider implementation in neighbouring Midsteeple Quarter buildings and other town centre properties. The organisation has already assessed the potential for using ground source heating and establishing a wider district heating network and plan to use Phase I as proof of this concept by drilling two boreholes, connecting up the building and installing an aquifer-fed (or innovative hybrid) heat pump system to provide this building and neighbouring properties with low cost, locally-generated, low carbon heating. This work will confirm the feasibility of the system, commission the well and trial the installation in a mixed-use commercial and residential building. The exploratory well will be used as part of the final commissioned system if successful.

Phase 1
Round 2
Charity
Location
United Kingdom
  • England
  • Stoke-on-Trent
Grant award
£138,974
Project Name
Staffs Frailty Hub - Affordable Warmth

This project will support 1,000 households who are vulnerable to the risks of cold-related illnesses. Home energy advice and practical support will be offered to households, as well as using associated partners to educate on the health impacts of fuel poverty and poor housing across the health sector.

Phase 1
Round 2
Location
United Kingdom
  • England
  • Rotherham
Grant award
£78,504
Project Name
Prioritise Me

The project will develop training package for people with learning disabilities or autism. The package will support people who wish to learn about the energy market and how best to understand it.

Phase 2
Round 2
Location
United Kingdom
  • England
  • Leicester
Grant award
£47,669
Project Name
Leicestershire Energy Support

Leicestershire Energy Support (LES) aims to improve wellbeing and confidence for vulnerable energy consumers by providing advice and referrals which will help to mitigate the impact of the increased cost of energy. LES will support at least 825 households in Leicestershire over eighteen months. LES will support energy consumers in vulnerable situations through the provision of free, independent and impartial energy advice via one-to-one appointments in accessible community locations and home visits. Referrals to community insulation, smart meter or heat pump schemes, as well as access to fuel

Leicestershire Energy Support (LES) aims to improve wellbeing and confidence for vulnerable energy consumers by providing advice and referrals which will help to mitigate the impact of the increased cost of energy. LES will support at least 825 households in Leicestershire over eighteen months. LES will support energy consumers in vulnerable situations through the provision of free, independent and impartial energy advice via one-to-one appointments in accessible community locations and home visits. Referrals to community insulation, smart meter or heat pump schemes, as well as access to fuel vouchers, support with billing issues and advice on fuel options, available tariffs and grants will be given to consumers.

Phase 2
Round 2
Location
United Kingdom
  • England
  • Liverpool
Grant award
£178,320
Project Name
Knowsley Community Energy Support

The project will deliver a comprehensive energy advice service to the population of Knowsley, the second most economically deprived Local Authority area in England. The project will work closely across the local voluntary sector to help identify those who are being impacted the most by fuel poverty and provide an in-depth service designed around people’s needs in all aspects of energy advice, including referrals to complementary services within the voluntary sector, with an emphasis on health and wellbeing, disability and family support services. It will work to provide a borough-wide, single

The project will deliver a comprehensive energy advice service to the population of Knowsley, the second most economically deprived Local Authority area in England. The project will work closely across the local voluntary sector to help identify those who are being impacted the most by fuel poverty and provide an in-depth service designed around people’s needs in all aspects of energy advice, including referrals to complementary services within the voluntary sector, with an emphasis on health and wellbeing, disability and family support services. It will work to provide a borough-wide, single point of contact for energy related support services, utilising existing resources, and delivering measurable impacts on beneficiaries to influence future energy advice programmes.

Phase 2
Round 2
Charity
Location
United Kingdom
  • Scotland
  • Aberdeen
Grant award
£287,800
Project Name
Moray Energy Advice Programme

Scarf will provide a Home Energy Advice Team service in Moray with the aim of supporting one of the regions with the highest level of fuel poverty. The programme will offer Moray households a home energy audit. This audit will advise on property fabric upgrades, soft measures and funding available to improve the properties’ energy efficiency. Once the energy audit is complete and recommendations are made, the in-home advisers will offer free and impartial energy efficiency advice to the household to educate the household on energy usage. The programme will be available to all tenures and where

Scarf will provide a Home Energy Advice Team service in Moray with the aim of supporting one of the regions with the highest level of fuel poverty. The programme will offer Moray households a home energy audit. This audit will advise on property fabric upgrades, soft measures and funding available to improve the properties’ energy efficiency. Once the energy audit is complete and recommendations are made, the in-home advisers will offer free and impartial energy efficiency advice to the household to educate the household on energy usage. The programme will be available to all tenures and where appropriate be delivered both in-home and remotely.

Phase 2
Round 2
Location
United Kingdom
  • England
Grant award
£42,554
Project Name
Draught Includers

Draught Includers is a project that aims to engage vulnerable people in community activities and help them to get the help they need to keep their properties warm and their bills under control. The initiative will work closely with North Tyneside Voda (CVS) and a network of 30 community based or faith-based organisations who are delivering a warm hubs programme, to provide additional support. A sustainability adviser will visit each of the warm hubs and provide advice and support to people and volunteers and staff will be upskilled to provide support themselves. Support will be provided over

Draught Includers is a project that aims to engage vulnerable people in community activities and help them to get the help they need to keep their properties warm and their bills under control. The initiative will work closely with North Tyneside Voda (CVS) and a network of 30 community based or faith-based organisations who are delivering a warm hubs programme, to provide additional support. A sustainability adviser will visit each of the warm hubs and provide advice and support to people and volunteers and staff will be upskilled to provide support themselves. Support will be provided over the telephone and in person. Free home starter kits and installation will also be offered.

Phase 1
Round 2
Charity
Location
United Kingdom
  • England
  • Wallington
Grant award
£334,755
Project Name
Levelling the renewable playing field

Levelling the renewable playing field: This is a project that aims to bring affordable renewable energy to disadvantaged customers including those on pre-pay meters through the development of new software.

Phase 2
Round 2
Location
United Kingdom
  • Scotland
  • Oban
Grant award
£305,306
Project Name
Argyll Energy Advice Service 2

Argyll Energy Advice Service is led by Argyll, Lomond and the Islands Energy Agency (ALIenergy), in collaboration with Home Energy Scotland and a range of local referral organisations working with vulnerable clients, including foodbanks, health and social care providers, and housing associations. Together they will deliver a home energy advice service for the diverse and mainly rural communities of Argyll and Bute, with a particular focus on off-gas households, many of which are very seriously affected by fuel poverty. The service will offer: immediate crisis intervention; a range of energy

Argyll Energy Advice Service is led by Argyll, Lomond and the Islands Energy Agency (ALIenergy), in collaboration with Home Energy Scotland and a range of local referral organisations working with vulnerable clients, including foodbanks, health and social care providers, and housing associations. Together they will deliver a home energy advice service for the diverse and mainly rural communities of Argyll and Bute, with a particular focus on off-gas households, many of which are very seriously affected by fuel poverty. The service will offer: immediate crisis intervention; a range of energy advice topics to raise awareness and reduce the risk of fuel poverty going forwards; and referrals into a variety of available schemes including Scottish Government funded insulation and heating replacements.

Phase 2
Round 2
Location
United Kingdom
  • England
  • Manchester
Grant award
£188,474
Project Name
Switching to Smart

Citizens Advice SORT Group have been successful in getting an in-principle agreement with Google Nest hardware team for a research programme in Greater Manchester. This proposal includes discounting Nest Thermostat E by £100 to £99.99 and product training for Citizens Advice staff and volunteers. Nest estimates the average user will save between 8.4% to 16.5% on their energy bills - given recent increase in the price cap this could be essential savings for consumers in this area. This one year project will provide intensive energy advice via home visits, install smart thermostats, check in on

Citizens Advice SORT Group have been successful in getting an in-principle agreement with Google Nest hardware team for a research programme in Greater Manchester. This proposal includes discounting Nest Thermostat E by £100 to £99.99 and product training for Citizens Advice staff and volunteers. Nest estimates the average user will save between 8.4% to 16.5% on their energy bills - given recent increase in the price cap this could be essential savings for consumers in this area. This one year project will provide intensive energy advice via home visits, install smart thermostats, check in on quarterly basis to monitor the cost savings and energy consumption habits focused on 400 people living in fuel poverty.

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