The ScottishPower Energy People Trust has awarded over £14.5m to 337 projects helping 1,677,999 people in 1,370,455 households through community projects designed to reduce fuel poverty




What we do

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

Since our formation in November 2005 we have provided over £14.5 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 £82m! In addition, over 489 jobs were created and over 628 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

Politicians welcome charitable projects to Welsh Assembly. Ten charitable projects from across Wales were invited to the Welsh Assembly, as part of a celebratory event marking the tenth anniversary of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust. Each project was selected because of their exceptional work using Trust funding to help alleviate fuel poverty in the community, with the common goal of helping their most vulnerable residents access affordable warmth. The schemes use the Trust support to provide a combination of inco...

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 2015 and other documents to check out our performance and progress.