Funding opportunity: WPD Energy Affordability Grant
A potential funding opportunity for your organisation that is being backed by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and delivered by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE). The new grant funding is available to organisations within the WPD area to deliver innovative local affordable warmth and/or Priority Service Register services, adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic and developing new ways of working to effectively support vulnerable customers.
Grants of up to £20,000 are available for eligible organisations to support activities running from October 2020 – April 2021 that help households cut their energy costs and make energy efficiency improvements. They are looking to support organisations to deliver innovative approaches to providing affordable warmth and PSR services in ways which adapt to the circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Recipients of the grants will also receive mentoring and support from CSE, and must be free to attend a networking and skills sharing online webinar on Friday 2nd October 2020.
The fund is open to all types of organisations as long as they are legally incorporated. Unincorporated organisations may apply if they team up with a larger organisation. Statutory bodies and private entities will be eligible if they can demonstrate a significant need for the funding.
To qualify for a grant, an organisation must be currently delivering energy advice and outreach activities (or have done in the past 18 months). Organisations without this experience must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant links to other organisations that do.
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Please note that the deadline for application closes on 23rd August 2020.