This year, in light of the coronavirus/Covid19 crisis, the funding has been repurposed to support organisations who have found new ways to help people facing fuel poverty, particularly during the current travel restrictions.
There is a total funding pot of £300,000. Grants of between £2,000 and £20,000 are available. It is anticipated that around 40 projects will receive support.
Commenting on the new round, Kerry Potter, consumer vulnerability manager for UK Power Networks, said:
'We are aiming to help the people who are most affected by the social or financial impact of Covid-19.'
“In the current climate of self-isolation more people will be struggling with their bills and unable to go to 'safe' community places to get advice and support. Through Power Partners we can work with local charities and organisations who have found effective ways to help people in vulnerable circumstances both during the lockdown and afterwards, and make a real difference.”
The deadline for applications is 31 May 2020 (midnight).
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