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The ScottishPower Energy People Trust has awarded over £15m to 354 projects helping 1,695,082 people in 1,377,838 households through community projects designed to reduce fuel poverty.




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Terms & Conditions

The ScottishPower Energy People Trust is an independent charity established to help end fuel poverty in Britain, Charity No. SC036980.

The Trust can provide funds for charitable organisations who work with or represent the vulnerable and fuel poor to help those most in need.

Applications are accepted from organisations and groups supporting projects or schemes covering: 

Energy Efficiency Advice - It is a condition of funding that all projects include the provision of energy efficiency advice. Energy advisors should be trained to City and Guilds standard.

Fuel Debt Assistance - Providing assistance, or funding the provision by other persons of assistance, to reduce or cancel debts for household electricity or gas supply, where such assistance is provided as part of a package of measures aimed at providing customers with long-term relief from fuel poverty.

Benefits health checks or income maximisation -providing funding to front line charities who carry out benefits advice to households missing out on the financial help that they are entitled to through welfare benefits and tax credits.

Energy Efficiency measures - improving home energy efficiency through draught proofing and insulation.

Or any combination of the above. Priority will be given to projects aimed at helping families with young children and young people.

Please note that all projects must address fuel poverty explicitly and as the primary purpose (not just as an add on) and be non-discriminatory.

The ScottishPower Energy People Trust will award funding up to a maximum of £50,000.

Projects may be funded up to a maximum of 1 year but whatever the duration the £50,000 maximum funding limit applies to the Project.

Please note that we undertake to monitoring 10% of all projects funded.  We will advise you in advance if we wish to visit your organisation.

Six monthly progress reports are required.  Annual reporting is also required to release the final 10% of retained funding and is assessed against targets. 

Please note overheads/administration costs should not exceed 12.5% of the overall funding requested, unless in exceptional circumstances where a reason should be included.

To apply - Simply complete the online application form. Only one application will be accepted per organisation per Trustees’ Meeting. Groups can re-apply after 6 months.

The Trust meeting dates for 2017 are 15 March and 12 July.

Trustees review the first 30 fully completed applications, which have been submitted, at each meeting. Applications should be submitted no later than 7 weeks prior to the meeting.

Letters confirming the outcome of the Trustees meeting will be mailed within 2 weeks.
If you have any questions relating to your application please e-mail us directly at or call Angela Martin on 0141 614 8199 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.00pm) and ask for the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.

Where exceptionally, an applicant is unable to access our online system, hard copy applications will be accepted.

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