Fire and rescue services, trading standards authorities, community safety organisations and other not-for-profit organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to deliver initiatives that help vulnerable people across the UK to improve the electrical safety of their homes.
The funding is made available through the Electrical Safety Fund which aims to keep people safe in their homes by tackling the risks associated with electrical products, increasing the public’s awareness of electrical safety, and promoting changes in behaviour.
The type of activity that could be funded includes:
- product testing and product replacement events (e.g. amnesty events to replace unsafe electric blankets, portable heaters etc.)
- educational and raising awareness activities
- home safety activities/visits
- data collection projects that would support the fund’s national aims to prevent electrical-related injuries, such as collecting data relating to injuries caused by electrical products, and issues with products purchased from online marketplaces.
Funding of up to £10,000 may be considered for joint and/or larger projects.
The closing date for applications is the 22nd October 2023.