Round 4 of the Power Partners fund is now open for applications. The scheme focuses funding on support services such as income maximisation, energy efficiency advice and interventions, tariff switching and time of use tariff awareness, new registrations for the Priority Service Register; provision of energy advice training and support for frontline workers.
Projects which support individuals or communities who are experiencing emerging vulnerabilities resulting from COVID-19 or entering into fuel poverty as a result of the pandemic will be a key focus of this round, and UK Power Networks would like to hear from organisations with proposals which demonstrate an innovate response to challenges.
In previous years the fund has also supported improvements to energy efficiency of community buildings. However in light of the COVID-19 crisis, for this round the Power Partners funding will be focused on vital support for vulnerable members of communities. This is going to be revisited for future applications as the pandemic situation evolves.
All applicants need to show how funding will deliver new activity, particularly the following:
- Supports hard-to-reach or seldom-heard communities within the UK Power Networks areas (London, the South East and East of England).
- Supports people in vulnerable circumstances or living on a low income within the UK Power Networks area.
- Supports individuals or communities who are experiencing emerging vulnerabilities resulting from COVID-19 or entering into fuel poverty as a result of the pandemic within the UK Power Networks area.
- Supports people living in areas with high levels of deprivation within the UK Power Networks area.
- Helps to address fuel poverty, increase energy awareness, reduce energy demand and/or access the benefits associated with low carbon technologies and smart tariffs.
- Could be replicated or scaled up.
- Could be recognised as best practice or innovative.
To apply, organisations must be a registered charity or community organisation.
Please download and read this guidance for applicants, which will help shape the project and decide whether the organisation and the project idea is eligible for consideration.
The deadline for all applications is midnight on Sunday 15th November 2020. Submissions should be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For help to complete and submit an application, please email email@example.com or if your enquiry can't be emailed, phone CSE on 0117 934 1400 and ask to speak to Bridget Newbery, Graham McGrath or Nick Stromberg about UK Power Networks' Power Partners.