Power Partners: fund offers up to £20k for fuel poverty and energy efficiency initiatives

17 January 2019

UPDATE, 19 Feb 2019 | Round 1 of this fund is now closed. A second round will open in the summer. Check our website or Twitter for details.


Not-for-profit organisations and community groups can apply for sums of between £2,000 and £20,000 for initiatives that combat fuel poverty, improve the energy efficiency of community spaces or support people in vulnerable circumstances.

This is thanks to Power Partners, a £300,000 per year community investment fund from UK Power Networks, the company that owns and maintains electricity infrastructure in the South East, East of England and London.

The new grant scheme, which launches today (17 January) and which CSE is managing, will give significant support to up to 40 not-for-profit organisations in UK Power Network’s region.

CSE's Ellie Stevens said: "We're delighted that UK Power Networks have chosen us to manage their new grant fund.

"Power Partners represents a sizeable investment in both the income maximisation of vulnerable households - for example though tariff switching or the provision of energy advice training - and the energy efficiency improvement of community spaces through the installation of insulation, low-energy lighting, solar panels and so on".

For more detail on the eligibility criteria, deadlines and guidance for applicants, click here to go to our project profile.

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