Grid for Good

National Grid

Client: The National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

Energy costs have skyrocketed since 2021 – a major contributor to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. According to the Office of National Statistics, 46% of adults who pay energy bills said they found it difficult to afford them, and 60% are using less gas or electricity, in their homes. This poses a threat to health and potentially life, especially for older people.

National Grids ‘Grid for Good’ scheme provides essential support during this crisis.

National Grid are providing £10 million in essential funding to National Citizen’s Advice, aiding those on the front-line of the energy crisis. This is part of a wider £50million fund which will also be shared between National Energy Action, the Fuel Bank Foundation, Affordable Warmth Solutions and the National Energy Foundation.

Donations will be used to: •Increase support staff giving advice on calls. •Provide fuel vouchers. •Improving the energy efficiency of homes at no cost to householders by offering guidance on lowering energy bills. •Delivering practical solutions to make homes warmer.

But it’s not just about money. A key differentiator for this partnership is the fact we’re running a meaningful programme of volunteering activity that supports local Citizens Advice and delivers employee skills-development and engagement for National Grid.