£22 million in funding is available for charities and community energy groups. The goal is to support those that support households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills. Funding is also available for carbon emission reduction.
The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme opened phase 2 of funding on Thursday 08 September 2022, and applications will be open until 5pm Thursday 06 October 2022.
Charities can apply for grants to deliver energy related projects through four different funding streams. Funding is also open to community energy groups – including community interest companies, co-operative societies and community benefit societies – who can apply to either the Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund or the Innovation Fund.
The Main Fund contains £14.4 million – aimed at projects seeking grants between £50,000 and £2 million that will support households in vulnerable situations.
The Small Project Fund contains £1 million – aimed at projects seeking grants between £20,000 to £49,999 that will support households in vulnerable situations.
The Innovation Fund contains £3.3 million – aimed at projects that will develop innovative products or services to benefit households. Applicants can apply for grants between £50,000 to £1 million.
The Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund contains £3.3 million – aimed at projects that empower householders to reduce their carbon emissions and engage positively with the transition to net zero. The fund awards grants between £50,000 to £1 million.
Nearly one thousand organisations are already registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and can apply to the open rounds.