Applications are accepted for projects from not-for-profit organisations and groups (such as childrenís charities, local community groups, support organisations, housing associations, local authorities and others).Back to top
Organisations and groups can apply for funding to support projects or schemes covering:
- Crisis funding For example, women and children needing emergency accommodation and vulnerable young people setting up their first home.
- Benefits health checks or income maximisation For example, helping households that aren't claiming all the benefits to which they're entitled; or are not eligible for current government grants or funding because they don't receive the appropriate benefit.
- Energy Efficiency measures and advice For example, a scheme that aims to improve the energy efficiency of homes by draught proofing, insulating and offering energy efficiency advice.
- Research For example, a research project that aims to understand the link between fuel poverty and health.
Or any combination of the above. Priority will be given to projects aimed at helping families with young children and young people.
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).Back to top
The ScottishPower Energy People Trust will award grant funding up to a maximum of £100,000.
Projects may be funded up to a maximum of 3 years but whatever the duration the £100,000 maximum funding limit applies to the Project.
Please note overheads/administration costs should not exceed 15% of the overall funding requested, unless in exceptional circumstances where a reason should be included.Back to top
Applications cannot be accepted from individuals or profit-making organisations. Furthermore, funding will not be granted to cover payment of debt such as:
- Outstanding bills for catalogues, credit cards, holidays, etc.
Please follow the relevant guidelines for your project outlined below.
- Must address fuel poverty explicitly and as its primary purpose (not just as an add on)
- Must demonstrate additionality i.e. how many more people will be helped as a direct result of this project
- Only one application will be accepted per organisation per Trusteesí Meeting
- In the case of applications from Local Authorities the project must demonstrate:
That it is not delivering against statutory duties
Partnership working with charitable/voluntary organisations as part of the project
Simply complete the online application form. Completed applications should be submitted online prior to the screening deadline (see details below).
|Screening deadline||Final application deadline||Trustees' meeting dates|
|Seven weeks prior to meeting||Four weeks prior to meeting||First week of Mar., Jun., Sept., Dec.|
For actual meeting dates and deadlines click here
If you have any questions relating to your application please e-mail us directly at or call Carol Dunne on 0141 568 3265 and ask for the ScottishPower Energy People Trust.
Please Note: Only one application will be accepted per organisation per Trusteesí Meeting.
Where exceptionally, an applicant is unable to access our online system, hard copy applications will be accepted.Back to top