Energy efficiency boost for local communities
Published: 25 April 2019 - Carly Wills
UK Power Networks is awarding over a quarter of a million pounds’ worth of funding to help boost energy efficiency within local communities.
Launched earlier this year, the company’s Power Partners community investment fund aims to support organisations that work to alleviate fuel poverty, support people in vulnerable circumstances and make community buildings warmer and cheaper to heat.
The fund, which is administered in partnership with leading energy justice charity, the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), has selected 16 recipients from across UK Power Networks’ distribution area of the East and South East of England and London.
This first-ever round of funding will see £254,452 worth of grants distributed to recipients that include charities, community groups, and associations that promote energy efficiency.
Veronika Karailieva, stakeholder engagement manager at UK Power Networks said: “We received many high quality applications from community groups and organisations doing great work in their communities. We would like to thank everyone who applied to Power Partners and a well done to the successful applicants. We’re looking forward to seeing wide-ranging community energy and efficiency initiatives come to fruition in the coming months.”