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Background Information

There are over 2 million households throughout the UK living in fuel poverty and spending more than 10% of their income for basic energy needs and to keep warm. Fuel poverty occurs as the result of three distinct variables - the cost of fuel, the income of the household and the energy efficiency of the home. The ScottishPower Energy People Trust's objective is to help combat fuel poverty by funding projects and schemes focussing on children and young people.

The trust will accept applications from not-for-profit making organisations to fund projects or schemes that will help fuel poor or vulnerable groups of people. Priority will be given to projects that are aimed at helping families with young children and young people. We anticipate applications for funding from agencies such as children's charities, women's aid, local community groups, support organisations, local authorities and housing associations etc.

Which type of projects are eligible?

The aim of the trust is to help combat fuel poverty. Therefore Groups can apply for funding to support projects that cover the following areas:

Or any combination of the above.

For all projects (excluding research projects) involving crisis funding, benefits health checks or income maximisation, funding will only be given to Projects that demonstrate that energy efficiency advice/measures have already been or will be incorporated.

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

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