Smart Energy GB is a campaign for the national introduction of smart meters. Every household will be offered one by the end of 2020 and it’s a priority to ensure all consumers are able to benefit from smart metering. The campaign has just launched its Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund, a grants programme seeking applications from not-for-profit organisations that can reach groups who may face barriers to getting a smart meter.
Grants of up to £10,000 are available now for groups that work directly with one or more of the priority groups.
Projects or activities must be completed by 31 December 2016.
If you are applying for a small grant, you can apply any time prior to 30 September 2016 for a decision within 4 to 8 weeks.
Click here for more information and to apply
The priority groups include people
without personal internet access
without basic digital skills
with low literacy
without proficiency in English or Welsh
with severe/profound deafness
with a memory impairment
with a learning disability
without a mains gas supply
living in private tenancies
living in social housing
who are prepayment customers
who are district heating customers
Alongside the grants funds, a new online resource centre offers materials such as leaflets and training resources to any organisation that wants to help the people it works with to benefit from a smart meter.
The roll-out of smart meters is an important national modernisation programme that will bring major benefits to consumers and the nation as a whole – not least greater control over your energy usage, seeing exactly how much energy you are using in pounds and pence, and the end of estimated billing.
The fund is part of the Smart Energy GB in Communities programme, which is delivered by a consortium of charities – National Energy Action and Energy Action Scotland, Media Trust, and Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
If you would like more information please visit https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/our-grant-programmes/smart-energy-gb-grant