Empowering communities in our region

The Northern Powergrid Foundation is passionate about supporting the communities where we live and work. The Foundation is committed to funding projects that support energy resilience initiatives and helps those located in our local communities who are most affected by changes in the economy, environment and society because of the shifting energy landscape. 

To date, the Foundation has donated over £860,000 supporting unique and exciting 60 projects located within Northern Powergrid's region of the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire in their bid to support their communities to become more energy resilient, reduce fuel poverty or to be prepared for the future changes to the network. Watch our film to see our story so far. 

How are communities benefitting?

Read about how communities have benefitted from the Northern Powergrid Foundation's support.

What to expect when you apply?

Through the Northern Powergrid Foundation's online application portal you will be kept informed as your grant application progresses through the stages. The grant application process is:

Application process


The Foundation wishes communities well with their grant application for funds for community projects related to improving energy resilience, reducing fuel poverty and preparing for future networks. 


To get an appreciation of the types of the projects the Foundation will look to support please read our Grant-Making Policy, to read up on the communities that have been supported by the Foundation visit our Grants Awarded page and refer to our frequently asked questions for any queries you may have. To support the production of future community grant applications please view the application questions ahead of applying online when open to new applications.

Got a community project that requires funding?

Register your interest in Foundation funding today.