Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Electrical Fire Safety Fund

Electrical Safety First has made up to £80,000 available to help fund electrical fire prevention initiatives through partnership working at local level.

Who can apply

You can apply for funding if your organisation is a:

  • Fire and rescue service
  • Trading Standards
  • Community safety organisation
  • Other not-for-profit organisation


You are not eligible for funding if you are a/an:

  • Commercial organisation 
  • Individual

Eligible expenditure

Applications will be judged by a selection panel using the following criteria:

  • Need for the project: what electrical fire safety issue(s) your project aims to address and explain how they relate to your own community’s local issues; This year, preference will be given to projects that seek to address the problems of misuse and/or lack of maintenance of electrical products.
  • Planned outcomes of your project: what changes, improvements, benefits or other outcomes your project aims to achieve
  • Objectives: assessment of how closely the set of planned activities will help to deliver the intended project outcomes.
  • Planned outcome targets: assessment of how realistic the targets are to achieve the project outcomes. ESF will expect applications to provide indicators as to how the success of the project will be measured. These targets need to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-based).
  • Preference will be given to applications that best meet the above criteria.
  • Audience(s)/beneficiaries: the people your project aims to reach and support:
  • The number of people to be reached: i.e. number of people it is expected your project activity will be promoted to;
  • The number of people who will benefit from the project: i.e. number of people expected to directly benefit from your project. (This number may be smaller than the number the project is to be promoted to).
  • Geographical spread of projects: The combined number of applications received from across the UK will be considered as a whole to ensure that there is a good geographical spread of awards across the UK, and that they include areas having greater need.

How to apply

Complete your online application here (  by midnight on Friday 3 April 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to provide further information in a Project Plan.

Note: It is compulsory to supply Electrical Safety First with at least one case study and details of media coverage.