Fuel Poverty Challenge Fund

William Grant Foundation – Fuel Poverty Challenge Fund

Thanks to funding made available by the William Grant Foundation, EAS is launching the William Grant Foundation Fuel Poverty Challenge Fund.  The Fund is only available to EAS Ordinary (Voting) member organisations who work with fuel poor communities.

What is the Fund for? 

EAS recognises that while there are various sources of help for fuel poor and vulnerable households, sometimes these cannot fully meet local and specific needs.  The William Grant Foundation Fuel Poverty Challenge Fund will provide grants to successful applicants that can help fill the gaps.  For example: a lack of funding for ‘softer’, more personalised and tailored support; instances where the grant funding available from existing programmes is insufficient and clients are expected to make a contribution;  fuel vouchers/grants to enable prepayment meter customers to top-up and reconnect to supply.   EAS intends that members should use the Fund as best fits their local needs.

EAS Ordinary (Voting) members have been invited to submit applications for funding up to a maximum of £10,000 (inclusive of VAT).  Proposals will be assessed by an independent panel.  The process is not intended to be onerous, but applicants have been asked to clearly state the potential benefits and why the project will have a positive impact for their target client group and/or within the local community.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Friday 6 March 2020. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 20 March 2020.

If you would like to discuss potential project applications please contact Norman Kerr (norman.kerr@eas.org.uk or 0141 226 3064), who will be able to offer initial advice and guidance.