DECC has launched the 2016/17 Big Energy Saving Network, a £1.7 million programme jointly funded by DECC and National Energy Action (NEA) to support eligible third sector organisations and community groups, deliver help and advice to vulnerable consumers.
Applications for funding from the Big Energy Savings Network 2016/17 have now closed. We will review applications and aim to notify applicants in early August of the outcome. Delivery of the programme of outreach by successful applicants will begin in September 2016 and run through to March 2017.
Following the success of the first three years of the Big Energy Saving Network, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is pleased to launch the application process for grant funding of the 2016/17 programme. The Big Energy Saving Network delivers an extensive programme of outreach to vulnerable consumers, focused on helping them reduce their energy costs and consumption.
This funded outreach programme will run through autumn/winter 2016/17, with outreach activity concluding on 24 March 2017. The programme of outreach will be led by specially trained Network Champions that will co-ordinate the training of further Volunteers and frontline workers. These Volunteers and frontline workers will in turn deliver proactive advice to consumers on energy issues via an assisted action approach.
Eligible third sector organisations and community groups are invited to make an application for funding by no later than midnight on Sunday 10 July 2016. Please note, the same Champion cannot be nominated by more than one organisation.
If you have any questions about the application process please contact BESN@decc.gsi.gov.uk.
We will acknowledge applications within two working days and aim to notify applicant organisations within 4 weeks of the closing date.
We will add details of successful organisations to this webpage as soon as these have been announced.
Big Energy Saving Network - new supplier set-up form
Please refer to Question 7 ‘Supporting Documents’, in the Guidance notes & Application Form to check if you need to complete the new supplier set-up form.