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The ScottishPower Energy People Trust has awarded over £15m to 358 projects helping 1,695,082 people in 1,377,838 households through community projects designed to reduce fuel poverty.

 

 

 

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The ScottishPower Energy People Trust

The Energy People Trust is an independent charity focused on alleviating fuel poverty whose principal funder is ScottishPower.  ScottishPower has decided that from 2018 their charitable funding will be consolidated through the ScottishPower Foundation which is a separate charity established by the company in 2013. The ScottishPower Foundation supports a range of charitable initiatives that promote the advancement of education, environmental protection, citizenship and community development, arts, culture and science as well as the prevention of poverty or disadvantage.

Therefore, it is with regret that the Trustees of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust announce that they have taken the decision to wind up the Trust. This is not a decision that the Trustees have taken lightly and one taken only after an extensive search to secure other long term funding for the work of the Trust.

Trustees of the Energy People Trust are immensely proud of the record number of projects and people supported over 12 years and offer their grateful thanks to ScottishPower for over £15 million pounds which they placed at the Trust’s disposal to fund these life-changing projects.

From January 2018 no more applications to the Energy People Trust will be accepted for consideration.  All current projects funded by the Trust will continue until completion.

Details of the application criteria and other information about the work of the ScottishPower Foundation can be found at their website.  https://www.scottishpower.com/pages/about_the_scottishpower_foundation.aspx. The next call for grant applications to the Foundation should begin in the summer of 2018.

Types of Funding

Income Maximisation

The Trust provided funding to front line charities who conducted benefits advice to households missing out on entitled financial help through welfare benefits and tax credits.

Fuel Debt Assistance

The Trust supported charities who provided assistance to reduce household utility debts.

Energy Efficiency

In order to have a sustainable impact on fuel poverty, all of the projects we funded included energy efficiency advice.

Events

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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...

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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.