£5 million available for charities and community groups through the Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme
A total of £5 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, or that work on the development of innovative products and services related to domestic energy use and carbon emissions reduction projects across England, Scotland and Wales.
Charities can apply for grants through four different funding streams, which will help them deliver energy related projects. Funding is also open to community energy groups – including community interest companies, co-operative societies and community benefit societies – who can apply to either the Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund or the Innovation Fund.
• The Main Fund contains £3 million – aimed at projects seeking grants between £50,000 and £300,000 that will support households in vulnerable situations.
• The Small Project Fund contains £500,000 – aimed at projects seeking grants between £20,000 to £49,999.99 that will support households in vulnerable situations.
• The Innovation Fund contains £750,000 – aimed at projects that will develop innovative products or services to benefit households. Applicants can apply for grants between £20,000 to £200,000.
• The Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund contains £750,000 – aimed at projects that will reduce UK carbon emissions and empower households to reduce their carbon footprint. Applicants can apply for grants between £20,000 to £200,000.