Work is underway to bring additional energy advice and support to thousands of older people across London, thanks to a grant from a £300,000 community fund.
Age UK London will be holding 12 local events across the capital over the next six months, aimed at the 65+ age group – with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable and/or isolated.
The project, ‘Energy Efficiency in Later Life’ will allow the charity to provide additional energy efficiency advice and money saving tips to thousands of older people, and help address fuel poverty in the city.
UK Power Networks is pleased to be funding this Age UK London project, with a £9,800 grant from its newly established Power of Giving Fund. 
UK Power Networks delivers electricity to eight million people in London, the East of England and the South East. Through the fund, it aims to contribute to community projects that enhance energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.
The Power of Giving grant will also enable Age UK London to run two workshops for older people’s organisations, to spread energy efficiency knowledge and awareness and empower people to reduce their fuel bills.
Xxx at Age UK London, said: “We’re really grateful to have this support from UK Power Networks, to enable us to reach thousands more older people in the capital, and help them tackle some of their energy issues.
“Cutting your energy bills down to size and making them affordable doesn’t have to mean making big changes – small measures can save money too. These funds will enable us to get this message out there, as well as providing the information and support to enable people to make these changes – changes that for many older people can be life-changing.”
UK Power Networks Director of Customer Services, Matt Rudling said: “We are delighted to award this money. Community projects, such as the one set up by Age UK London, are so important, and require a lot of hard work and dedication from all those involved. The Power of Giving Fund is our way of giving something back to the communities where we live and work.”

In 2014 Age UK London and UK Power Networks bring additional energy advice and support to thousands of older people across London.

Age UK London held 12 local events across the capital aimed at the 65+ age group – with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable and/or isolated.

The project, ‘Energy Efficiency in Later Life’ allowed Age UK London to provide additional energy efficiency advice and money saving tips to thousands of older people, and help address fuel poverty in the city.

UK Power Networks was pleased to fund this Age UK London project, with a £9,800 grant from its Power of Giving Fund. 

UK Power Networks delivers electricity to eight million people in London, the East of England and the South East. Through the fund, it aims to contribute to community projects that enhance energy efficiency and reduce fuel poverty.

The Power of Giving grant also enabled Age UK London to run two workshops for older people’s organisations, to spread energy efficiency knowledge and awareness and empower people to reduce their fuel bills.

The Energy Efficiency in Later Life Project has now finished. We no longer have the staff capacity to offer advice or carry out further work in this area.