Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

Deadline 29th July 2021

The fund is for charities in Great Britain for supporting energy consumers in vulnerable situations and for developing innovative products and services related to energy.

The Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme, known as the Energy Redress Scheme, is managed by Energy Saving Trust, which has been appointed by Ofgem to distribute payments to charities from energy companies who have breached rules. The scheme will be administered until 2022.

Organisations can apply that support energy customers in England, Scotland and Wales.

The priority of the scheme is to:

  • Support energy consumers in vulnerable situations.
  • Deliver benefits to the types of consumers that were negatively impacted by the specific issues that triggered the redress payment.

In addition to this core priority, up to 15% of Energy Redress funds can support the development of innovative products and services related to energy. Innovation projects must:

  • Have a realistic prospect of delivering benefits to existing and/or future energy consumers.
  • Help to reduce the environmental impact of energy use and be efficiently managed and provide good value for money.

The minimum grant you can apply for is £20,000 and the maximum grant amount varies depending on the size of the fund available. 

For further information please visit the Energy Saving Trust website here.