Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme could help churches help their clergy and parishioners making homes more energy efficient and keep on top of their bills.
Energy Saving Trust distributes payments to charities from energy companies who have breached rules.
About the fund
The amount of funding available through the scheme varies throughout the year and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis in October, January, April and July. Eligible charities that have registered interest in the scheme will be notified when funds become available.
The minimum grant that can be requested is £20,000 and the maximum amount is the lesser of £2 million or the total value of the current fund.
The scheme can fund projects lasting up to two years, can fund 100 per cent of the project cost and can cover revenue and capital measures.
Applications are made through an online system and closing dates for applications will be determined each quarter.
Who is eligible to apply?
The Energy Redress Scheme is open to charitable organisations that support energy customers in England, Scotland and Wales.
Charitable organisations will have to demonstrate they are of good financial standing, and demonstrate the delivery of effective projects for the benefit of householders.
Local authorities and other organisations working directly with charities in relation to such projects can play a role in projects funded by the scheme, however only their charitable partner will be able to submit an application and be responsible for the funding and project delivery.