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.


ScottishPower Energy People Trust

Lord O'Neill of Clackmannan welcomed over forty people to the ScottishPower Energy People Trust event in central London to mark the Trust's 10th anniversary last week. Those who attended included Members of Parliament and Trustees who met with representatives from sixteen projects funded across Britain. Each project represented at the event has brought significant savings to many vulnerable households by working closely with families to help them maximise their income, access relevant benefits and become energy efficient...

ScottishPower Energy People Trust

ScottishPower Energy People Trust awards 33,889 to help inverclyde families 15 September 2015 - A local energy advice project has been awarded 33,889 by the ScottishPower Energy People Trust to fund its work helping young people and families in Inverclyde. The project, entitled i.HEAT (Inverclyde Home Energy Advice Team), which is operated by the Wise Group, offers free impartial energy guidance to residents in the area. By April 2016 the project aims to have helped 1,300 people by providing benefits checks, income ma...

ScottishPower Energy People Trust

Twenty five charitable projects from across Scotland were last night invited to the Scottish Parliament, as part of an event marking the tenth anniversary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust. Each project was selected to attend the event, thanks to their exceptional work using Trust funding to help alleviate fuel poverty in the community. The projects in attendance all share the common goal of helping the most vulnerable residents in their area access affordable warmth. Each scheme uses Energy People Trust funding t...

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