Solihull charities urged to apply for fuel poverty grants - The Solihull Observer

Solihull charities urged to apply for fuel poverty grants

Solihull Editorial 17th Oct, 2023   0

CHARITIES and community organisations in Solihull are being urged to apply for a share of a £2 million support fund set up by National Grid Electricity Distribution to help tackle fuel poverty this winter.

National Grid’s Community Matters Fund has already supported more than 900 grassroots organisations since it was launched in 2021 as an urgent response to the cost-of-living crisis.

Now National Grid is calling on charities, councils and community groups of all sizes to apply for fuel poverty support grants of up to £10,000 from the latest phase of its fund.

Grants will support grassroots organisations to tackle fuel poverty in their communities by helping people to save energy, keep their homes warm and access warm community spaces this winter.

Chris Hayton, director of corporate affairs at National Grid, said: “Unfortunately, many families will be continuing to struggle with the costs of keeping their homes warm this coming winter.

“Our fund will help to address fuel poverty and provide much needed support to those who need it most.

“The fund is open to all grassroots organisations in Solihull that are working hard to support the most vulnerable in our communities.

“Projects that receive funding will provide a crucial lifeline by offering direct support and energy efficiency measures to help families and households stay warm this winter, contributing to the overall wellbeing and resilience of the communities and homes we serve.”

Visit to apply for the grant.

The closing date for submissions is Friday October 27.


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