E.ON opens its Energising Communities Fund and invites West Midlands charities and community groups

20/11/2017 by

Charities and community groups in the West Midlands are invited to apply for up to £2,000 of funding through the E.ON Energising Communities Fund, available for the second time this year.  

To be eligible for funding organisations must submit a request which supports activities that help bring about a reduction in their own energy use, help generate energy from a renewable source, or provide energy efficiency advice for local people. 

Applicants are encouraged to get their funding requests in now, ahead of the application deadline of Monday, 29th January 2018.  Groups can apply for funding of up to £2,000 which may cover the full or partial cost of energy-related improvements and activities. 

Suzanne Doxey, Community Relations Manager at E.ON, said: “We’re really excited to be offering our E.ON Energising Communities Fund for the second time this year to give more local community groups and charities the opportunity to apply for funding.  

“At E.ON we understand that heating bills can account for a large part of the running costs for a community group or charity and so their need to become energy efficient and save on costs is really important.  With our Energising Community Fund, we’re able to support community groups and charities who would like to become more sustainable but don’t necessarily have the available funds to be able to progress with their plans. 

“Since launching our fund in 2013, we’ve distributed over £140,000 to almost 85 community groups nationwide to fund energy-related projects and it’s been great to hear the benefits that the funding has had, not only on the groups and charities themselves but the wider community who use the facilities. 

“We look forward to receiving the applications and supporting more successful community groups with the fund.” 

One recent beneficiary of the fund was a community centre in Coventry which provides support and advice for the local community. The centre received a grant of £1,000 to install thermostatic valves throughout its youth club, which enabled it to better control the building’s temperature and provide a warm and comfortable environment for everyone at the centre. 

One recent beneficiary of the fund was a social housing scheme in Mansfield, which received a grant of £2,000 to fund the upgrade of the building’s heating system in the communal areas. This enabled the residents of the scheme to enjoy a warm and comfortable environment, without the organisation paying unnecessarily high energy bills. 

For full Terms and Conditions for the E.ON Energising Communities Fund and to access the application form, please visit eonenergy.com/community  

The E.ON Energising Communities Fund is one of the ways E.ON is supporting homeowners and the wider community to become more energy efficient and to save money on their heating bills.