Over £4.2m in Ofgem redress funding awarded to energy charities

Energy Saving Trust has today announced over £4.2 million has been awarded to 30 charities across England, Scotland and Wales in the latest round of the Energy Redress Scheme.

Over £4.2m in Ofgem redress funding awarded to energy charities

Officially named the Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, the initiative managed by Energy Saving Trust redistributes voluntary payments from Ofgem-regulated energy companies.

The fifth round of the funding scheme received over 110 applications from charitable organisations, with successful Scottish charities such as Angus Housing Association, Positive Action in Housing, Wheatley Foundation and a range of local Citizen’s Advice Organisations being awarded financial backing between £44,000 and £636,000.

These grants will enable the charities to deliver projects that provide support to energy consumers in vulnerable situations across the UK, helping them to save energy and money in their homes and to get on top of their fuel bills.

The projects include trialling new energy-efficient technologies in social housing, heating system upgrades and providing energy advice in British Sign Language (BSL).

Mike Thornton, group director of operations at Energy Saving Trust, said: “It was good to see a wide range of applications for Round 5 of the scheme and the successful projects will help to keep thousands of people in vulnerable situations warm and safe in their homes.

“The Energy Redress Scheme is helping a wide variety of charities to support people in vulnerable situations with home energy advice, measures to reduce their fuel bills and through the delivery of innovative energy-saving solutions to those most in need.”

Since its launch in April 2018, the Energy Redress Scheme has funded 64 projects across England, Scotland and Wales with more than £7.4m in funding allocated so far.

The full list of charities who will benefit from the funding:


Location of Project

Grant Request

Act on Energy

Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Coventry and Solihull


Age Concern Tyneside South


South Tyneside


Age UK East London

Tower Hamlets and Havering Boroughs in London


Angus Housing Association


Arbroath, Scotland


Canolfan Cynghori Ynys Mon


North Wales   


Cardiff Deaf Centre


South Wales


Citizens Advice Bureau Ashfield


Ashfield, Nottinghamshire


Citizens Advice Bureau County Durham

County Durham


Citizens Advice Bureau Edinburgh




Citizens Advice Bureau Fylde


Fylde in the

North West


Citizens Advice Bureau Manchester




Citizens Advice Bureau Stirling District


Stirling, Scotland


Citizens Advice Bureau Torfaen


South East Wales, Torfaen


Community Energy Plus



Grant amount still to be confirmed

Energy Projects Plus

Wirral, Liverpool


the Environment Centre (tEC)




The Footprint Trust Charity


Isle of Wight


Groundwork London


London Borough of Hounslow


The Groundwork South Trust Limited




Groundwork UK

West Mids, East Mids, Yorkshire and Humber, North West and North East England


Live Inclusive


Rotherham and Doncaster


North Devon Homes


North Devon


PEC Trust

Plymouth, Devon


Positive Action in Housing




Royal Association for Deaf People


London, East England and North-East England.


Severn Wye Energy Agency


South Gloucestershire


South Seeds


Govanhill Estate in Glasgow


Stockton and District Advice & Information Service


Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Sunderland, Stockton on Tees, Redcar


Wheatley Foundation


Central Scotland


Youth Cymru


South Wales


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