Currently closed for applications
The Scottish Power Energy People Trust is accepting applications from charitable organisations in England, Scotland and Wales that work to help people whose lives are affected by fuel poverty.
The Energy People Trust, with funding from ScottishPower and voluntary donations from independent supporters, provides grants to grassroots organisations that help people who are on low incomes, live in poor housing or suffer ill health. Since its formation in 2005 the Trust has given more than £13 million in grants to projects.
Charitable organisations can apply for grants of up to £50,000 to support projects or schemes covering the following:
- Energy efficiency measures – improving home energy efficiency through draught proofing, insulating and/or other practical measures.
- Income maximisation – providing funding to front line charities that carry out benefits advice to households missing out on financial help that they are entitled to through welfare benefits and tax credits.
- Fuel debt assistance – providing assistance, or funding the provision by other persons of assistance, to reduce or cancel debts for household electricity or gas supply, where such assistance is provided as part of a package of measures aimed at providing customers with long-term relief from fuel poverty.
- Any combination of the above.
A maximum of 30 fully completed applications will be presented to the Trustees at any one meeting and applications are considered on a first come, first served basis. Any eligible and complete applications not dealt with will be carried forward to the next meeting. There are three application deadlines in 2017: 18 January, 24 May and 4 October.