The Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund was set up by Smart Energy GB, the national consumer engagement body supporting the smart meter rollout across England, Scotland, and Wales.

This year, grants of between £15,000 and £25,000 and other support are available to regionally based organisations that can deliver support to people over the age of 65 who are currently unaware of smart meters and who are unlikely to have personal internet access and/or who are on a low income.

Applications will be considered from regionally based organisations ideally with local networks with substantial face-to-face reach that can deliver support to people over the age of 65 (ideally around 1,500 people supported).

Projects need to address the objectives of the fund, which are to:

  • Address the concerns that people aged over 65 have about smart meters.
  • Limit rejection of smart meters and ensure people aged over 65 unaware of smart meters have the opportunity to understand and engage with the smart meter rollout.
  • Increase the number of people aged over 65 getting a smart meter.

All projects must be completed by 9 December 2020.

The deadline for applications is Friday 21 February 2020.


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