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The following projects have been successful in securing funding in Round 12 of the Energy Redress Scheme to deliver projects across Great Britain. A total of £1,972,715.48 was awarded in this round. The grant recipients include the following.
Age UK Sheffield
Reaching Out Sheffield will deliver energy efficiency advice to 1,500 of the city’s hardest to reach and most vulnerable older people, with a particular focus on black and ethnic minority people. It will provide advice on saving energy, keeping homes warm, support to reduce fuel bills, and repairing or replacing faulty equipment. Where needed, we will also provide and fit, free of charge, equipment such as draught excluders and low energy light bulbs.
Citizens Advice Denbighshire
Force 4 Energy, will deliver energy advice to 6,000 vulnerable veteran households, recruiting from the veteran community to help the veteran community. Trained outreach assessors will provide energy efficiency assessments, delivery and installation of small efficiency measures and remote/home visit advice. The project will help households to deal with energy and other debts, to access the Warm Homes Discount, to get better deals and to resolve disputes with energy companies. It will also provide guidance on free or low-cost changes that can be made around the home to reduce fuel usage some of which we will provide.
Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke on Trent
Staffordshire North & Stoke on Trent
The PMW Energy project will establish a dedicated Energy Advice Team and is aimed at all people suffering fuel poverty or exclusion. It will focus activity on raising beneficiaries' awareness and understanding of the benefits of energy efficiency measures, how reducing fuel poverty can improve their physical and mental health, and getting the best deal on their fuel bills by switching tariffs or suppliers. Practical help will aim to ensure local people can access the full range of benefits and access measures and grants available from commercial, statutory and charitable sources such as insulation and efficiency, grants, concessions, hardship schemes through active referrals.
ClwydAlyn Housing Limited
Healthy Homes, People, Lives and Communities will support a minimum of 3000 vulnerable households and 5000 residents across North Wales to be warmer, safer and healthier. Employing a holistic approach that identifies and prevents fuel poverty to enable residents to get on-going, sustainable support in the region. By providing immediate, direct support to households, training frontline staff to provide ongoing support, and enabling people to address fuel poverty as well as avoidable health and well-being issues, the project will help create warmer, safer and healthier communities across North Wales.
Groundwork North Wales
The Saving Energy Bank project will help vulnerable consumers in North East Wales using credit meters. It will target those experiencing fuel poverty and in energy debt, including those who are rationing their usage, with detriment to their wellbeing, or at risk of disconnection. The project will primarily provide an advice service to help consumers identify where their costs are arising, how they might reduce their energy consumption, provide easy-to-fit, low-cost small energy saving measures, provide crisis payments, directly to their energy provider to reduce outstanding debts.
Kings Tamerton Affordable Net Zero Homes will partner with Plymouth City Council for its first PEC Homes project, which is a c.40 unit scheme on council owned land. PEC Homes intends to use the innovative Energiesprong approach towards procurement, design, build and monitoring. It will be the first Energiesprong new build scheme in the country. PEC has already assessed the viability of the proposed site as well the feasibility of the Energiesprong approach for new build which could provide viable, affordable, net zero housing
Weaver Vale Housing Trust
Energy Advice to Reduce Fuel Poverty seeks to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty for those on low incomes, those with illness or disabilities who require more energy to heat their home, those who don’t feel confident to represent his/her interests in the energy market and those customers and at risk of losing their home due to financial issues. The project will address the root cause of fuel poverty and deliver long term solutions through referrals to in-house and external support teams delivering money advice, employment support and health and wellbeing support.
A full table of the successful round 12 grantees is below:
|Organisation||Project name||Grant request||Country|
|Age UK Sheffield||Reaching Out Sheffield||£74,574.00||England|
|Citizens Advice Denbighshire||Force 4 Energy||£678,732.55||Wales|
|Citizens Advice Staffordshire North & Stoke on Trent||PMW Energy||£265,684.10||England|
|ClwydAlyn Housing Limited||Healthy Homes, People, Lives & Communities||£476,996.55||Wales|
|Groundwork North Wales||The Saving Energy Bank||£49,388.28||Wales|
|PEC Trust||Kings Tamerton Affordable Net Zero Homes||£240,992.00||England|
|Weaver Vale Housing Trust||Energy Advice to Reduce Fuel Poverty||£186,348.00||England|
Further information on the projects funded to date can be found here.