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The Trustees meet four times a year to consider applications submitted. The Trustee meetings usually occur during the first week of March, June, September and December. Applications to be put forward at a Trustees meeting will be checked for eligibility and completeness. A maximum of 30 applications will be put forward to Trustees at any one meeting – this will work on a first come first served basis. Any additional applications will be put forward at the next meeting.

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Incomplete and/or ineligible applications

You will be contacted, given feedback and in the case of incomplete applications will be given the opportunity to e-mail or post to us the additional information in advance of the final deadline, which is four weeks prior to the Trustees' Meeting.

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How we assess each application

Each application is considered in turn and assessed against the aims of the Trust. The Trustees then reach a decision about which applications will be awarded funding based on priority and the availability of funds. The Trustees’ Decision is final.

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.

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Successful applications

You will be notified within two weeks of the Trustees' Meeting and made aware of any specific conditions attached to the award.

To claim the award, you will need to provide written confirmation that your project is going ahead as detailed in your initial application and your acceptance of any specific conditions detailed in your funding approval letter.

All written correspondence should be sent to:
The ScottishPower Energy People Trust,
Cathcart Business Park,
Spean Street,
G44 4BE

Please Note: Accreditation must be given to The ScottishPower Energy People Trust in any publicity surrounding successful projects and The ScottishPower Energy People Trust and/or ScottishPower retain the right to use/refer to the project and the organisation in any publicity material.

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Payment of grant

The grant will normally be paid in annual instalments. Please note that 10% of the annual grant total will be retained by the Trust to be paid on receipt of a satisfactory annual report on the progress/completion of the project.

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Pending applications

Sometimes the Trustees may favour a project but may need more information before they can make a decision on funding. In this case we will let you know what additional information is required to enable a decision to be made at the next meeting.

We will require this information so that the Trustees have all the details needed to make their decision.

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Late applications

If your application is received after the screening deadline or if any additional information requested is received after the final deadline it will be carried forward for consideration at the following Trustees' Meeting.

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Unsuccessful applications

We will write to you within two weeks following the Trustees' Meeting and you may wish to contact another funding body for help.

Alternatively, you can re-apply to the Trust after 6 months.

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Can Projects reapply for funding?

Projects who have previously been successful in securing from the Trust may not reapply to the Trust for 6 months after the expiry of the funding or completion of the project which ever is sooner.

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Equal Opportunities Statement

We wish to promote equal opportunities through our grant making. We want to ensure that grants are used in such a way that work funded includes people regardless of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, national origin or disability. This applies to the planning and implementation, management and staffing, and benefit or outcome of the work.

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