Charity offers grants for research into fuel poverty

fuel poverty


The Eaga Charitable Trust is inviting grant applications for its next funding round for research into fuel poverty.

The Cumbria-based Trust provides financial support for work that contributes to understanding and addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty. It aims to promote a sound evidence base to underpin decision-making in relation to the public’s health and wellbeing and combating fuel poverty.

The Trust will accept the inclusion of “an appropriate and reasonable share of overhead costs within a project budget (in addition to the project’s direct costs) on condition that the applicant explains to the Trustees’ satisfaction:

  • What the overhead costs include;
  • How the applicant analysed the full costs; and
  • How the allocation was calculated.

The Trust was founded by Eaga – now Carillion Energy Services – in 1993. Since the inception of Eaga Charitable Trust, Eaga (which is now part of Carillion plc as Carillion Energy Services) has donated over £3.3 million to the Trust, which the Trust has used to give grants for action and research projects. 

Eaga Charitable Trust (Eaga-CT) is an independent grant-giving trust that currently supports projects and research that contribute to combating fuel poverty and ensuring that energy services are fair and accessible for all groups in society. 

The bid deadline is 5pm on Monday 1 June 2015.

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