Financial assistance is available to support projects that aim to understand and combat fuel poverty in the European Union.
Funding is available for projects that contribute to understanding and addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty.
Grant applications will be accepted for work based in the UK and other EU countries only. The subject of research needs to demonstrate direct relevance and application to UK fuel poverty policy.
Grant applications should consist of one or more of the following elements:
- Rigorous academic and/or public policy-related research.
- Robustly evaluated action projects which either build on existing proven models or offer innovative new models with the aim of achieving population-based effective interventions.
- Dissemination and promotion of proven good practice, for example through appropriate workforce interventions, social media, toolkits including online tools and workshops including online congresses and webinars.
- Technical support for, including scoping of, novel and innovative pilots and demonstration projects and the evaluation of them.
Grant priority areas are as follows:
- Fuel poverty and health and wellbeing.
- Fuel poverty policies and energy systems.
- Low-carbon policies, behaviours and practices.
- Fuel poverty and rural communities.
All types of organisations and individual research consultants are eligible to apply for grants of between £2,500 and £25,000. The work can be based in the UK and other European Union countries.
The deadline for applications is 3 June 2016.