Smart meter rollout, spread the word

Grant opportunity for
not-for-profit organisations

Does your organisation support local communities or people in need, within England, Scotland or Wales?

The Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is seeking grant applications from not-for-profit organisations, to reach people who may face barriers to getting a smart meter.

What are smart meters?

Smart meters show you how much gas and electricity you’re using and what you’re spending, in near real time. Every home in Britain is being offered a smart meter by 2020, at no extra cost. Smart Energy GB is the organisation responsible for this national rollout –  helping everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters and how to use the new meters to get their gas and electricity usage under control.

Why does this matter to you?

It’s important that everyone who may benefit from having a smart meter has the opportunity to make an informed choice. If your organisation works directly with communities in Britain, you are well placed to ensure the people you help and support are well informed about smart meters.

How can your organisation get involved?

Any organisation that wants to help spread the word about smart meters can access free literature and training resources from Smart Energy GB’s online resource centre.

Small grants (of up to £10,000) are available for not-for-profit organisations to engage one or more of Smart Energy GB’s priority groups. An average grant ranges from £1,000 to £3,000.

Who can apply for a grant?

The Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is seeking small grant applications from not-for-profit organisations that can reach people who may face barriers to getting a smart meter – especially these priority groups:

  • District heating customers (district heating is a system where a communal source of heat is shared with other properties)
  • People lacking proficiency in English (or Welsh in Wales)
  • People lacking basic digital skills
  • People with a learning disability
  • People with low literacy
  • People with memory impairment
  • People with no personal internet access
  • Off-gas grid customers
  • Prepay customers
  • Private tenants
  • People with severe or profound deafness
  • Social housing tenants

Key dates

The deadline for small grant applications is 30 September 2016. Funded projects must be completed by 31 December 2016.

What to do next

For further details of the Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund and to register your interest, please email us or call 03000 123 346.

CAF is managing the funding delivered through the Smart Energy GB in Communities programme.
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