Grantmaking

SMART ENERGY GB IN COMMUNITIES

Help the communities you support to make an informed choice about smart meters.

ABOUT SMART ENERGY GB

Smart Energy GB is the voice of the smart meter rollout. It’s our task to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, the national rollout and how to use their meters to get their gas and electricity under control.

Smart meters replace the traditional meters we currently have in our homes. They enable accurate bills, near real-time information on energy use in pounds and pence, and greater control over the way we buy and use energy. The smart meter rollout is an essential technology upgrade, to improve Great Britain’s energy infrastructure. Almost 11 million smart meters have already been installed in homes and microbusinesses. Between now and 2020 every household in England, Scotland and Wales will be offered one at no additional cost.

SMART ENERGY GB IN COMMUNITIES

Smart Energy GB in Communities is part of Smart Energy GB's campaign to inform and inspire people about smart meters and the benefits they bring. Smart Energy GB in Communities is being delivered by a consortium of charities: National Energy Action (NEA), Energy Action Scotland (EAS), and Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
 
Through the programme, we are partnering with regional and local organisations from the voluntary and public sectors. This means we’re able to work with trusted, expert organisations across the country to ensure people understand the benefits of smart meters and know how to get one.

Smart Energy GB in Communities is providing a range of advice and support to our partners, including funding to help deliver projects and activities that engage their communities with the smart meter campaign.

In 2016, 62 Small grants were awarded to local organisations and 18 Large grants to regional organisations, from the Smart Energy GB in Communities fund.

In 2017, 66 small grants were awarded to local organisations from the Smart Energy GB in Communities fund.

GRANTS AVAILABLE

    We are pleased to announce the programme for 2018 has now launched. For 2018 we are targeting funding and support to partners reaching people who are over the age of 60 with no personal internet access, those over the age of 65 and those who are severely or profoundly deaf.
     
    We will be running two rounds of funding:

  • Launching 9 April Round 1 of our fund which will be focussed on activity targeted at reaching people who are over the age of 60 with no personal internet access or over the age of 65. Grants are available up to £5000 - now closed.

  • Launching early May Round 2 of our fund which will be focussed on activity targeted at reaching the severely or profoundly deaf. Grants available up to the value of £7500 – information and guidance will be released at the end of April.

  • If you want to find out or keep up to date please sign up to the NEA e-newsletter.
     
    NEA and EAS will be launching their fully funded smart meter Champion training and awareness sessions to practitioners working with the 2018 target groups,  if you would like to express an interest in this training please contact communities@nea.org.uk for more information.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A ROUND 1 GRANT

This grant round is now closed for applications. 

HOW TO APPLY FOR A ROUND 2 GRANT

Focussed on activity targeted at reaching the severely or profoundly deaf. Grants available up to the value of £7500.

Please read the fund overview document to help you decide whether the fund is right for you.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

 Applications open 
 9 May 2018
 Applications close        
 Extended to 25 June 2018
 Communication of outcome     
 11 July 2018
 Projects commence  16 July 2018
 Projects delivered by  
 7 December 2018

APPLY TODAY

Applications are now open.

Please read the grant application guidance before starting the appplication process.  The application form can be accessed from the link below and you will need to register before you can start.


If you have already started your application, you can return to your saved application form here.

Want to know more?

TALK TO US TODAY

If you have any questions, call us on 03000 123 346.

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USEFUL LINKS

Smart Energy GB partner Resource centre


Smart Energy GB’s partner Resource centre hosts free materials and support that partners can use to spread the word about smart meters.

Who delivers the programme?


Smart Energy GB in Communities is delivered by a consortium of charities: National Energy Action, Energy Action Scotland and CAF.

About CAF


CAF is managing this fund, providing voluntary organisations with grants to help engage their communities in the smart meter rollout.