Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund Launches Round 1 for 2017

Small grants are available for not-for-profit organisations across England, Scotland and Wales for projects that focus on people over the age of 65 years who have no personal internet access.

This year there will be two application rounds with grants of between £500 and £5,000 being made available to not-for-profit organisations such as charities, clubs, social enterprises, residents associations, and parish councils.

This funding round is for projects which are specifically targeted at and engage people over 65 with no personal internet access to provide reassurance and handholding support to help them understand and realise the benefits of smart meters. This could involve a range of activities, including incorporating smart meter messages into existing services and events or running specific advice sessions on smart meters.

Projects funded in round one must start on or after 7 August 2017 and be completed by 1 December 2017.

A second application round is expected to open in August and close in September. Applicants are, however, strongly encouraged to apply to round one.

The deadline for Round 1 applications is 19 July 2017 (5pm).

Should you have any questions about the Small grant, you can call Smart Energy GB on 03000 123 346 or email