Community events in support of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and The Nation’s Biggest Housewarming

The scheme is now closed – successful applicants will be notified shortly. Thank you for your interest.

NEA is running a small grants scheme for organisations to apply to deliver a community event in your local area in support of one of our winter campaigns:

  • Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (30 November 2023) or
  • The Nation’s Biggest Housewarming (11 – 15 December 2023)

NEA is the national charity working to eradicate fuel poverty.

This winter, 6.3 million UK households will be living in fuel poverty. Our aim is to ensure that everyone has access to a warm, healthy and affordable to heat home.

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day aims to highlight the detrimental impacts experienced by people living in fuel poverty. Show your support by hosting an event in your community to ensure householders are aware of the assistance available and have access to energy efficiency advice. You can apply below for up to £250 to support the cost.

The Nation’s Biggest Housewarming is NEA’s annual campaign to encourage our supporters to hold events and activities to raise awareness and support for people in fuel poverty. Your organisation could host its own ‘housewarming’ event in the local community to provide householders with information on how they can keep warm this winter. You can apply below for up to £250 to support the cost.

We’re looking for a diverse range of partners to support our campaigns by delivering a householder focussed community event, to provide information and advice to help as many vulnerable householders as possible to prepare for winter and to keep warm and well.

NEA will support your event by providing a simple slide deck featuring key information for householders who are concerned about their fuel bills. Alongside this, we’ll send you a pack of leaflets, pens and an editable digital poster to help promote your community event.

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Limited funding is available and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis. It is expected that the grants scheme will close for applications prior to Christmas. 

NEA is offering grants of up to £250 to support your event. The funding must be spent by 29 February 2024. You can use the funds to cover staff time and/or event costs such as room hire and refreshments. We will only accept one application per organisation.

Who can apply?

We are seeking applications from charities, community groups, local authorities and housing associations based in England and Wales. Funding is limited and NEA reserves the right to prioritise making awards to smaller, localised organisations who can demonstrate reaching marginalised or under-represented people in their application.

Successful applicants will be expected to capture brief details about the people who attend the community event and complete a summary report. Templates will be provided.

Grant funds can not be used in conjunction with any other Ofgem funded project.

Please note NEA’s decision is final. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

If you have any questions prior to submitting an application please contact

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