Power Partners: Second round of funding launches

UK Power Networks launch the second round of funding for community organisations this community energy fortnight

24 June 2019

Not-for-profit organisations and community groups are once again invited to 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 by increasing energy resilience.

After a successful first round launched in January 2019, Power Partners returns. The £300,000 per year community investment fund comes from UK Power Networks, the company that owns and maintains electricity infrastructure in the South East, East of England and London.

The second round of this significant grant scheme launching today (24 June 2019), will give support to not-for-profit organisations in UK Power Networks’ region.

Ellie Stevens of the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), who are managing the fund, said: "So far we have awarded funding to 16 community organisations working with vulnerable people in the UK Power Networks license area. We’re excited to see the next round of worthwhile and innovative projects proposed in this round.”

Veronika Karailieva, stakeholder engagement manager for UK Power Networks, said: “We’re delighted to open round two of our Power Partners fund to enable more organisations across our network to reduce fuel poverty and make community buildings warmer and cheaper to heat, and to provide a boost to community energy projects.”  

Click here for more detail on the eligibility criteria, deadlines and guidance for applicants.

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