The ScottishPower Energy People Trust has awarded £12,638,737.23 to 263 projects helping 1,619,232 people in 1,340,289 households through community projects designed to reduce fuel poverty.

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 £12.6 million to projects run by grass roots organisations that help people who are on low incomes, live in poor housing or suffer ill-health.
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.


Energy Agency helps to keep Ayrshire homes warm this winter

Energy Agency, the Ayrshire-based charity, is helping to keep homes across the region warm this winter by installing vital new heating systems for at risk households with the support of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust. Part of Energy Agency’s remit is to assist fuel poor households who are unable to heat their homes to a satisfactory level without spending more than 10% of their income on fuel for domestic heating and cooking purposes. They were awarded a £50,000 grant by the ScottishPower Energy People Trust...

City Chambers Event

On 6 September 2011, the ScottishPower Energy People Trust and 40 fuel poverty practitioners were welcomed to Glasgow city chambers by Baille Liz Cameron. The seminar was the idea of trustees who invited organisations from throughout Scotland, England and Wales to come together to discuss the projects funded to date to share ideas and best practice. Ann Loughrey Trustee and Company Secretary said "It's amazing to think that in just 5 years the SP energy people trust has helped more than 1.5 million households with donati...

Independent Living Support - Empowering People

Ann Loughrey Company Secretary from the Scottish Power Energy People Trust, Elaine Murray MSP and MP Russell Brown attended the launch of Empowering People Plus Project which was given £60,000 to help fight against fuel poverty. ILS financial manager Elaine Colquhoun said “The funding will enable us to reach vulnerable residents in Dumfries and Galloway helping them find extra income from unclaimed benefits they are entitled to. ILS will also offer energy efficiency advice enabling residents to maximise their finances and...

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Read our Annual Report 2012 and other documents to check out our performance and progress.