Eleven charities across England, Scotland and Wales have been awarded over £2.9mn in funding in the latest round of Ofgem’s Energy Redress Scheme.
On 28 July, the Energy Saving Trust, which manages and delivers the scheme, confirmed 57 applications had been received from charities seeking over £11.5mn in the seventh round of funding. Successful applicants include national disability charity, Scope and cancer support charity, Macmillan, with grants ranging from £24,000 to £449,000 to deliver projects across Britain that support vulnerable energy consumers.
Other projects to benefit include energy advice services for elderly and vulnerable people being discharged from hospital; energy advice and in-home support targeted at over 70s in Wales; specialist support for deaf and hard of hearing customers in Scotland; and research into the accessibility of energy saving apps for the disabled and elderly.
The scheme has now funded 103 projects since launching in 2018, awarding over £15.4mn awarded for projects across England, Scotland and Wales.