EDF Energy Green Fund
Stephen Hammond, MP for Wimbledon, is urging local charities and non-profit making organisations to take advantage of funds being made available by EDF Energy. The funds are intended to help cover the cost of small scale renewable energy technology, including wind turbines, solar panels and ground source heart pumps.
Stephen Hammond said: “The benefits of renewable energy projects are clear; however the costs can sometimes be prohibitive, especially for non-profit making organisations. I would urge local charities and other bodies to look into this worthy scheme and see if they would be eligible for a grant.”
EDF Energy’s Green Fund is generated via a small premium paid by customers on its Green Tariff. A typical Green Tariff customer contributes approximately £15 per year. This contribution is then matched by EDF Energy.
Funding is available to organisations with a social purpose, such as schools, universities and local community buildings such as village halls, museums and churches.
Any one project may receive a grant of up to £30,000. Since its inception the fund has made awards worth in excess of £3.7 million to more than 200 community projects.
The next funding round closes at the end of August 2009. Full details of the scheme, including application forms and eligibility criteria, are available online at www.edfenergy.com/greenfund