Smart Energy GB in Communities is a campaign to inform and inspire people about smart meters and the benefits they bring by working in partnership with regional and local voluntary sector organisations. The programme particularly supports those who may find it more difficult to engage with the smart meter roll out and this round will focus on funding activities delivered by organisations who reach people on a low income. Individuals are defined as low income, when the household in which they live has an income of less than 60% of the national median.
Applicant organisations should be able to directly engage with people at a localised level to provide education, reassurance and direct support to help them address barriers around confidence in new smart meter technology. Successful applicants will be supported in delivering consistent and accurate messages about Smart Meter technology through access to Smart Energy GB’s Resource Centre.
Grants of £500 up to £5,000 are available for projects that could involve a range of activities i.e. visible events within communities that help to build confidence and increase interest in smart meter installation. Activities may include, for example, incorporating smart meter messages into existing services and events or running specific advice sessions on smart meters.
This round closes at midday on 3rd September 2018.
Projects funded must commence in the week beginning 8th October 2018 and completed by 14th December 2018.