The ScottishPower Energy People Trust is no more

The Energy People Trust was an independent charity focused on alleviating fuel poverty whose principal funder is ScottishPower. ScottishPower are one of the original members of the “big six” energy suppliers, along with British Gas, EDF Energy, SSE, E.ON and Npower, who have since been bought out by E.ON, giving us a big five instead.

ScottishPower decided that from 2018 their charitable funding will be consolidated through the ScottishPower Foundation which is a separate charity established by the company in 2013. The ScottishPower Foundation supports a range of charitable initiatives that promote the advancement of education, environmental protection, citizenship and community development, arts, culture and science as well as the prevention of poverty or disadvantage.

Therefore, the Trustees of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust announced that they have taken the decision to wind up the Trust. This is not a decision that the Trustees have taken lightly and one taken only after an extensive search to secure other long term funding for the work of the Trust. This means that if you want to get in touch with them as of 2021, you’re best off going straight to the ScottishPower foundation.

Trustees of the Energy People Trust are immensely proud of the record number of projects and people supported over 12 years and offer their grateful thanks to ScottishPower for over £15 million pounds which they placed at the Trust’s disposal to fund these life-changing projects.

From January 2018 no more applications to the Energy People Trust will be accepted for consideration.  All current projects funded by the Trust will continue until completion.

Details of the application criteria and other information about the work of the ScottishPower Foundation can be found at their website. The next call for grant applications to the Foundation should begin in the summer of 2018.

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