2015 is the 10th anniversary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust. To date the Trust has awarded over £13m to 286 front line fuel poverty projects helping more than 1.6m people throughout Britain.






What we do

The ScottishPower Energy People Trust funds registered charities that help people whose lives are affected by fuel poverty.

Since our formation in November 2005 we have provided over £13 million to projects run by grass roots organisations that help people who are on low incomes, live in poor housing or suffer ill-health.  Over the last decade this has resulted in an increase in household income of an amazing £76m! In addition, 400 jobs were created and 350 volunteers supported these organisations.
We are funded by ScottishPower and voluntary donations from independent supporters.
Decisions to award funding are made independently of ScottishPower by an experienced Board of Trustees who have a special interest in fuel poverty. They include representatives from Energy Action Scotland and National Energy Action.

The ScottishPower Energy People Trust is an independent charity established to help end fuel poverty in Britain, Charity No. SC036980. Registered address: 1 Atlantic Quay, Glasgow, G2 8SP.

Please note funding is not available to individuals, only charitable organisations.

Types of Funding

Income Maximisation

Provide funding to front line charities who conduct benefits advice to households missing out on entitled financial help through welfare benefits and tax credits.

Fuel Debt Assistance

Support to charities providing assistance to reduce household utility debts.

Energy Efficiency

Improving home energy efficiency through draught proofing, insulating and offering energy efficiency advice.


Action for Children

Representatives from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust visited The Action for Children project, which was awarded £30,444 in April 2013. By assessing the impact fuel poverty is having on the families ability to manage their resources and provide sufficient heating within the family home, the dedicated project worker identifies and introduces families to energy efficiency advice and avenues of support that might alleviate fuel poverty and maximise their income. Ann Loughrey, Company Secretary and Trustee of the S...


Trustees visited Claverhouse Training, a project devoted to helping unemployed people in Dundee that has benefited significantly from over £85,042 funding from the Trust. Trustees Norman Kerr, Ann Loughrey, Joan Fraser, Neil Hartwell, Alan Hughes and Peter Sumby met with Claverhouse staff and individuals helped by the project. Claverhouse used the first of two grants from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to build the Claverhouse Energy Flat in 2006, a mock flat with features that practically demonstrate how to reduc...

NEA Project Visit

Newcastle based charity, National Energy Action is celebrating helping Geordies become more energy efficient, by meeting with Trustees from the Energy People Trust, who invested significant funding into the innovative project. In October 2013, thanks to £32,219 funding from the ScottishPower Energy People Trust, NEA was able to kick-start its ‘Sure Start to a Warm Home’ project. Over the past year NEA has worked in partnership with the North-East’s Sure Start Centres, training their staff and sharing practical advice wit...

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Applications are accepted for projects from registered charities across Britain.

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Every pound counts in the battle against fuel poverty. Help a household achieve affordable warmth today!

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Read our Annual Report 2014 and other documents to check out our performance and progress.