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News & Stories > National Grid Community Matters Fund – Fuel Poverty 2023 Fund – Deadline 27th October

National Grid Community Matters Fund – Fuel Poverty 2023 Fund – Deadline 27th October

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Funding for charities, councils and grassroots organisations to help tackle fuel poverty in communities where National Grid distributes electricity.

National Grid’s electricity distribution business and Localgiving are working together to provide grants to charitable organisations to help with the increase in fuel costs and the cost of living over the winter months.

The funding aims to support economically disadvantaged areas and to target grassroots organisations that serve historically underrepresented and marginalised groups. There is particular interest in projects which achieve a long-term impact by helping beneficiaries save money on their household energy bills on an ongoing, sustainable basis.

Applications will be accepted from registered charities, charitable companies, unregistered community organisations, and statutory who are supporting households experiencing fuel poverty.

Projects must meet one of several themes including:

  • Operating a ‘Warm Bank’ in a community building.
  • Improving energy efficiency in a community building used as a warm space.

There are two funding levels:

  • Grants of up to £10,000 for registered charities or non-profit companies limited by guarantee.
  • Grants of up to £2,000 for constituted charitable organisations with no charity number.

Grants can help support project costs for projects starting the week of 11 December 2023 and completed by 31 March 2024.

The deadline for applications is 27 October 2023 (midnight).

Click here for further information.