Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme grants round 5
The Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme, managed by the Energy Saving Trust has reopened for applications. The fifth round of the scheme offers charities across Great Britain the opportunity to apply for funding for energy related projects that support vulnerable energy consumers. The total amount of funding available is £10million.
What funding is available?
The main fund and small grants funds will support projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations:
- The main fund offers grants of £50,000 to £2million.
- The small grants fund offers grants of £20,000 to £49,999.
The innovation fund offers grants of £50,000 to £750,000 for projects that support the development of innovative products or services to provide benefits to energy consumers.
Please note that grants are paid quarterly in arrears, on receipt of monitoring reports.
What can be funded?
“Energy Redress is open to supporting a wide range of different activities. It can provide capital or revenue funding and can provide up to 100% of the project cost. It can only fund projects lasting up to two years and the minimum grant request is £20,000.
“Examples of the kind of activity that could be funded through Energy Redress include:
- Engaging vulnerable customers with energy issues and referring them for support.
- Energy advice that does not duplicate existing advice services.
- Installation of energy saving or renewable energy measures that cannot be funded elsewhere and/or are innovative or are being used in innovative ways.
- In-home safety advice and measures related to energy systems.
- Training and education on energy that is targeted at supporting vulnerable customers.”
For further details and to find out how to apply click here.
The deadline for applications is 18 October 2018.