Round 9 of the Energy Redress Scheme now open to applications

 

The Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme (Energy Redress Scheme) opened its ninth funding round for applications on Thursday 8 October 2020 with £6.7 million available to charities in England, Scotland and Wales.

The scheme offers charities the opportunity to apply for funding to deliver new and innovative energy related projects designed to help vulnerable energy consumers and address households that may have been impacted by COVID-19.

The Energy Redress Scheme collects voluntary payments from energy companies that may have breached rules to make redress the effects on energy consumers that may have been affected. The priority of the scheme is to support energy consumers in vulnerable situations.

The funding streams available to apply for in this round include the Small Project Fund, the Main Fund and the Innovation Fund. Round 9 funds close to applications at 5pm on Wednesday 4 November 2020.

 

Round 9 Small Project Fund

  • Amount available: £500,000
  • Grant size: Minimum grant amount £20,000 - Maximum grant amount £49,999
  • Priority: Support energy consumers in vulnerable situations

Round 9 Main Fund

  • Amount available: £5 million
  • Grant Size: Minimum grant amount £50,000 - Maximum grant amount £1 million
  • Priority: Support energy consumers in vulnerable situations

Round 9 Innovation Fund

  • Amount available: £1.2million
  • Grant size: Minimum grant amount £50,000 – Maximum grant amount £1million
  • Priority: The development of products and/or services, which are genuinely innovative and not currently accessible to energy consumers or certain groups of energy consumers.

 

Only charities that are registered with the Energy Redress Scheme and have passed the due diligence process can apply to the open funding rounds. Further information on the scheme and the application process can be found here.

Since the scheme launched in 2018, we have supported over 119 charities with over £18.9 million in grant funding for projects that support vulnerable energy customers across England, Scotland and Wales. Find out more about the projects funded by the scheme here.

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