Eight more organisations funded to combat fuel poverty

14 August 2020

CSE is pleased to announce that a further eight organisations have been awarded funding in Round 3 of UK Power Networks' Power Partners scheme.

UK Power Networks have now awarded funding to 32 organisations – helping train 857 frontline workers, provide advice to over 4,800 people,and secure £722,000 financial benefits and savings.

These organisations are working with communities in London, Norfolk, Essex, Kent and Bedfordshire, delivering initiatives that combat fuel poverty and support people in vulnerable circumstances by increasing their energy resilience. They include those working to support vulnerable groups of seniors, deaf communities, refugees and victims of domestic abuse:
Voluntary Norfolk
Royal Association for Deaf People
Age UK East London
The Safer Luton Partnership
Fate Academy
Mind in Enfield
The HEET Project
South East London Community Energy (SELCE)

This year is unique in that two organisations (HEET and SELCE) who were previously awarded funding in round one have again been awarded a grant in recognition of the fantastic outcomes from the last projects they delivered through Power Partners.

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.

So far during the last two rounds of the grant programme, 4836 people have been given advice, 857 frontline workers have been trained, and £722,000 of additional benefits and bill savings have been secured.

Graham McGrath of the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), said: "We have now awarded funding to 32 community organisations working with vulnerable people in the UK Power Networks license area. It has been great to see the amazing positive change that these groups have made in their local communities – particularly as many adapted their delivery models to help support those impacted by coronavirus. We are looking forward to working with the groups in this round of the funding.”

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