National Energy Action (NEA) and British Gas have launched this year's award scheme with three prizes of £5,000 recognising and rewarding innovation and best practice in energy projects tackling fuel poverty.
The Energy Impact Award Scheme is open to agencies running projects that focus on energy and tackle fuel poverty by benefiting vulnerable people in the local area. This could be, for example, projects that make links between health and fuel poverty, distributed and renewable energy projects, projects improving the lives of those living in fuel poverty, or other innovative initiatives in England, Scotland and Wales. This year's scheme will have a particular focus on health, self-disconnection as well as general fuel poverty work.
The scheme is open to community groups, charities, and other third sector organisations. Local authorities, health agencies, and other public and statutory organisations are also eligible to apply and we are specifically looking for applications which demonstrate partnership working. Agencies from England, Scotland and Wales are all welcome to apply.
The three successful winners will also receive one full place each at the NEA Annual Conference in Nottingham in 2018 including travel and accommodation (worth £650) as well as the opportunity to showcase their project at the conference to around 300 delegates.
The scheme will close on Friday 8 June 2018, shortlisting and judging will take place in June 2018 and winners will be informed thereafter.
Return application forms to Senior Communications Officer Nina Svedberg-Dunlavy by Friday 8th June 2018.