Smart Energy GB in Communities

Grants Programme

In England, Wales and Scotland

This year’s programme is now closed for submissions

Thank you for choosing to apply to become a Smart Energy GB partner. The Smart Energy GB in Communities programme is part of Smart Energy GB’s campaign to inform and inspire people about smart meters and the benefits they can bring. 

The programme partners with organisations from the voluntary and public sectors. We really need organisations like yours to help ensure people in vulnerable circumstances understand the benefits of smart meters and how to get one.

During 2023, three funding streams are available, each targeting a specific audience:

1) Grants for organisations reaching people who are in fuel poverty. The total amount of funding requested should be between £15,000 and £25,000.

2) Grants for organisations reaching people who are lacking basic digital skills The total amount of funding requested should be between £10,000 and £15,000.

3) Grants for organisations reaching people who are carers. The total amount of funding requested should be £7,500 and £10,000.

For detailed guidance about the fund, this year’s three different target audiences, and how to complete the online application, download the guidance document.

For further information on how to calculate reach and impressions download this guidance document.

There are three elements to completing an application for funding

1) Download and complete a Project Plan. (Please only use the 2023 template. You should discard any from previous funding rounds). Your completed Project Plan must be submitted with your application.

2) Complete the application form.

3) We ask for a number of documents (or their equivalent) to be submitted as part of our due diligence process including your organisation’s:

  • Health and safety policy
  • Safeguarding policy
  • General Data Protection Regulation policy
  • Customer code of practice
  • Public liability insurance
  • Employers liability insurance
  • Professional indemnity/contract liability (or tell us why you don’t have this)
  • Bank statement or paying-in slip or cancelled cheque (from within the last three months)
  • Audited accounts or independently examined accounts for the last two years (if you are unable to provide these please tell us why).

As part of the application process, along with your application form and project plan, you are required to submit these documents using the upload document facility in the application form, by 12 noon on Friday 10 February 2023. Please do not submit your final application without these documents.

Your application cannot be processed without completing all three elements.

If you experience any difficulties in completing the application please contact or call 07566 789483.

You can apply for all funding streams, but you must complete separate application forms, each setting out how you would identify, engage and support people in the relevant target group. However, if successful, we will only award one funding stream per organisation.

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