The next closing date for applications to the Scottish Power Energy People Trust is the 24th May 2017.
The Trust provides grants to registered charities for projects that address fuel poverty. Registered charities can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that:
- Provide energy efficiency advice
- Improve home energy efficiency through draught proofing, insulating and or other practical measures
- Carry out benefits advice to households missing out on financial help that they are entitled to through welfare benefits and tax credits
- Provide assistance to reduce or cancel debts for household electricity or gas supply.
Applications are particularly welcome from charities who work with children, young people and families.
Previous projects supported include:
YMCA Glasgow which received a grant of £58,177 for a projects that – Glasgow Energy Saving Initiative aims to provide an energy efficiency advice service to people currently, or in the future, residing within supported accommodation projects across Central Scotland. Through advice and implementation of energy saving initiatives, YMCA will significantly reduce energy bills and the impact on the environment and carbon footprint.