MP welcomes energy efficiency grants for community buildings

North East Herts MP, Sir Oliver Heald, has welcomed the announcement from UK Power Networks that it has launched a new £300,000 fund to community organisations offering energy efficiency advice, and for energy efficiency improvements to community buildings.

UK Power Networks are the country's largest electricity distribution network, making sure the lights stay on for eight million homes and businesses across London, the South East and the East of England.  They manage the local power lines and substations and every year invest more than £600 million in the electricity network.

The 'Power Partners' will be administered in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE).  It will give up to 40 not-for-profit organisations and community groups sums of between £2,000 and £20,000 to help households and charitable buildings within the network area save money by being more energy efficient.  This includes grants to improve the energy efficiency of community buildings; however publically owned buildings are not eligible.

For more information on 'Power Partners' and how to apply visit

Commenting, Sir Oliver said "I was pleased to hear that UK Power Networks are offering energy efficiency advice and grants for community buildings and I would urge those in North East Hertfordshire who qualify for a grant to consider applying."