What are Charis Grants?
CHARIS grants scheme is a UK-based administrator that provides crucial grants and funds to individuals and families on behalf of major companies, charities, and authorities (such as npower energy funds). The organization works in many sectors but primarily assists with the application process and assessment process for energy trust funding for those looking to heat their homes sustainably and provides financial assistance to households.
Charis Grants Ltd began by managing The Anglian Water Trust with EDF Energy and British Gas to support vulnerable individuals and families in the UK. They then moved onto other energy companies like Ovo Energy, Scottish Power, and Npower Energy.
- So far, they have provided £11 million to vulnerable people with their Charis grant application form, supporting evidence and assessment process.
- They helped design and support the launch of the Warm Home Discount scheme with energy suppliers.
- Approximately 39 thousand Charis grants are processed each year.
- 7680 emergency support vouchers (primarily for people’s gas and electric bill) and debt advice were given out in 2020.
Energy Initiatives from the Charis Grant Scheme
Charis grants can help you with your application form and supporting evidence for the many energy trust schemes energy companies have in place for low household income families and vulnerable people in need of gas and electric bill funding for their homes.
These can provide support for household energy bills for those who are struggling and are in need of financial assistance. The grant could also be paid for the current year, any amounts due depending on the size of the household, and go towards buying energy-efficient white goods.
Other energy suppliers in partnership with the Charis grants can also aid in boiler repairs, and replacements, such as the Ovo Energy Let’s Talk Energy Fund.
The Charis grants scheme manages the Scottish Power Warm Home Discount so vulnerable households can receive up to £140 credit amounts due for electricity bills paid for the current year of cold winter months.
Here are examples of the home financial assistance available that Charis grants can help with:
E.ON Next Energy Fund
EON Energy Fund (however, this fund is closed for the year now)
EDF Energy Fund
Ovo Energy Let’s Talk Energy Fund
Scottish Power Warm Home Discount
British Gas Energy Trust
Npower Energy Fund
Income related benefits that can help you get a government grant:
To qualify for these grants, people often have low household income or have vulnerable people living there. There are certain income related benefits that can help you get a financial assistance grant from the government (you can see citizens advice for more information), this includes:
- Child Benefits
- Child Tax Credits (CTC)
- Housing Benefit NEW
- Income based Jobseekers allowance (JSA)
- Income related Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support (IS)
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- Pension Credit Savings Credit NEW
- Universal Credit (UC)
- Warm Homes Discount Scheme
- Working Tax Credit (WTC)
Check which grants do you qualify for today!
Financing based on a government scheme
Already benefiting from Charis Grants?
Get in touch and find out if you qualify for electric room heater to electric storage heater replacements or cavity wall insulation. Apply now so you don’t miss out.