Grant funding available to support smart meter projects

The 2022 Smart Energy GB in Communities programme is now live, with grant funding and support being targeted to organisations in England, Wales and Scotland reaching people who are over 65, people on a low income or people who are carers.

  • Grants of up to £25,000 are available for organisations that can deliver support to people who are over 65.
  • Grants of up to £10,000 are available for organisations that can deliver support to people on a low income.
  • Grants of up to £5,000 are available for organisations supporting people who are carers.

The main proportion of the funding aims to ensure people in the target groups understand how smart meters can benefit them and increase the likelihood that they will seek or accept a smart meter installation.

They are looking for applicants that have a trusted voice in their community. As this year’s target groups are significant in size (over 12 million people are over 65; approximately 8 million people are on a low income and around 1 in 4 people are carers), they are seeking projects that can engage these groups at scale through a combination of direct (Covid-19 permitting) and indirect activities. Previous organisations who have applied to the grants programme, both successful and unsuccessful, are eligible to apply and encouraged to do so. Housing associations and local authorities are eligible to apply too.

Full details on the application process are included in their Guidance Document on the NEA website. Please read this before completing an online application form and Project Plan. If you have any queries, contact

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 11 February 2022.

We aim to appoint successful projects in late March, with delivery running until 7 December 2022

­For more information and to apply, click here