The Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has announced that round three of UK Power Networks’ (UKPN) Power Partners fund has opened for applications.
The £300,000 per year community investment fund is open to community groups and not-for-profit organisations who can apply for sums between £2,000 and £20,000 for initiatives that tackle fuel poverty and support vulnerable people. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CSE said that the third round of Power Partners funding has been “specifically repurposed” to support organisations who have found ways to offer key support for vulnerable members of communities and help people facing fuel poverty, especially in light of current restrictions.
Kerry Potter, Consumer Vulnerability Manager for UKPN, said: “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 for the third round is midnight on 31 May 2020.