Applications for NEA’s Warm and Safe Homes Campaign Awards to support the charity’s perennial Warm and Safe Homes Campaign (WASH) are now open. Awards of £500 will be given to not-for-profit and statutory organisations to organise an event or deliver an activity aimed at raising awareness of the impact of cold homes on health and safety and the solutions available to help vulnerable people.
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 4 October 2019
The Warm and Safe Homes Campaign Awards provide grants to enable a number of not-for-profit and statutory organisations based in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales with the funds needed to support relevant events and activities taking place during the campaign period. This may include launches of strategies and action plans; energy efficiency awareness days; advice sessions; project visits by VIPs; and other innovative ways of communicating the issues around fuel poverty and energy efficiency locally. Successful organisations will be expected to promote their events to the local media as part of the campaign, as well as engage the support of MPs and other local elected representatives.
The events will take place from the 29 November to the end of February.
Types of events
Events should in some way showcase the work being undertaken locally to reduce fuel poverty. They may be aimed at members of the public or stakeholders depending on what is most relevant.
A condition of being awarded a grant is that you must try to engage the support of your MP. Ideally we would like them involved at the event but if this is not possible a message of support to use with the local press will help us gain media coverage for your event.
Applications will be assessed by NEA staff and judged against the following criteria:
Eligibility (see above)
• The involvement of MPs and other elected representatives in activity (events that are held on Fridays would be more likely to secure MP attendance)
• The relevance to the campaign
• Expected impact and reach
Where there is a tiebreak situation, priority will be given to applications from NEA members. Please note that due to the volume of entries expected NEA will not be able to provide individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.
Following their events, winners will be asked to submit a short impact report on their event(s), which should be no more than two sides of A4.
- Winners will be expected to undertake the following:
- Deliver their activity as specified in their application form
- Invite local MPs and elected representatives to attend the event and keep NEA up to date on expected attendees
- Promote the event to the local media. NEA will provide guidance and assistance on this
- Work with NEA to showcase the event and/or wider activities to other key stakeholders within the context of the campaign
- Provide a short impact report on their event
6 August 2019 – Applications open
4 October 2019 – Applications close
w/c 7 October – Judges meeting and winners notified
Winter 2019-2020 – Events held
28th February 2020 – Reports due The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 4 October