Energy Advice Programme will help householders save on bills
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
A new Energy Advice Programme will help householders save money on their energy bills, it has been announced today.
Organisations including parish councils, community energy groups, charities, faith groups and registered social landlords are invited to bid for their share of £1 million so that they can help and advise people on how to save money on their energy bills.
Grants available through the Big Energy Saving Network can be used to help provide advice on switching tariffs, the different bill payment methods available, and information on the various schemes that help lower bills.
Commenting Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said:
"We are doing everything possible to help people cut their energy bills. But there are some things they can do to help themselves, like making sure they're signed up to a competitive energy deal, and if they're not, switching. We've made switching easier and faster and it can save hundreds of pounds.
"This new funding means vital energy saving guidance can be targeted where it is needed most, so I urge local authorities, community groups and charities to come forward and help to take on this challenge."
Organisations are invited to make an application for funding by no later than Friday 8 August, by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/big-energy-saving-network-grant-offer-fund