Grants will be awarded to support initiatives that work towards a just transition and reduce the impact of the climate emergency associated with energy use
Managed and delivered by Energy Saving Trust, the Energy Redress Scheme collects voluntary payments from companies that may have breached Ofgem administered rules. The priorities of the Scheme are to support energy consumers in vulnerable situations, develop innovative products or services and empower consumers to reduce their carbon emissions.
The scheme offers charities the opportunity to apply for funding to deliver energy related projects through four different funding streams, to ensure projects of a similar nature and scale are assessed against each other. Available in this round is £5.75 million.
On top of this the Winter Energy Fund will provide up to £10 million which will be distributed through eligible charities this winter. It is dedicated to pre-payment meter customers who are at risk of self-disconnection. £5.75 million of that comes from the funding being announced today, with the remainder coming from the next funding round.
The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 15 November 2021.
Cathryn Scott, Director of Enforcement and Emerging Issues at Ofgem, said:
“High global gas prices are affecting everyone and we know that this will be a difficult winter for many. Up to £10 million for customers on pre-payment meters at risk of self-disconnection will help people in a vulnerable situation.
“The Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, funded by Ofgem’s enforcement and compliance activity, makes a real difference to those who need it most.”
Charities that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process can apply to the open rounds. Further information on the scheme and the application process can be found at: energyredress.org.uk
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