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Funding 2019

Empowering our Communities

Empowering our Communities is an annual fund to help local communities become more resilient, through generating their own energy, supporting energy efficiency or promoting information to help customers in vulnerable circumstances.

The fund was created from the amalgamation of our successful Powering our Communities Fund and Vulnerable Customer Grants. The combination of the two funds means more money is available to empower even more communities across the North West.

Criteria are broad and applications are accepted from a range of organisations including community benefit societies, industrial provident societies, charities, schools and local authorities.

The funding can be used to support a wide range of activities including producing materials, buying equipment, supporting staff time or technical expertise and much more.

Each year a total of £250,000 is available to winning applications.

Thank you to everyone who has applied to this year’s Empowering our Communities Fund which is now closed. We are currently assessing the applications and will provide an update to all applicants in spring 2020.

Fund overview video

Last year's funding

To find out about our previously funded community energy projects, click here.

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