Grants Offered

Eaga Charitable Trust provides financial support for work that contributes to understanding and addressing the causes and effects of fuel poverty. We aim to promote a sound evidence base to underpin decision-making in relation to the public’s health and wellbeing and combatting fuel poverty. We encourage effective action to ensure fair access to energy services and reduced health inequalities for all groups in society. Please note that currently Eaga Charitable Trust is not inviting main grant applications. However, the Trust is accepting applications for postgraduate bursaries.  Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further information on bursaries.

Local projects

The Trust gives priority to funding proposals that have the potential to inform or influence national perceptions and policies and have a wide geographic focus. A project that operates at a local level will only be considered for a grant if it: clearly demonstrates innovation; identifies the policy relevance of the project; has wide applicability; and has well developed evaluation and dissemination plans.


Eaga Charitable Trust does not normally give grants for:

– The personal support of individuals in need;
– General fund-raising appeals;
– Capital works, including all types of physical energy efficiency measures;
– Retrospective funding for a project or event;
– Energy advice provision materials;
– The maintenance of websites;
– Local energy efficiency/warm homes initiatives. These include service delivery projects, including those providing energy efficiency advice and financial support for home insulation and energy efficiency work.

Range and type of grant

Grant requests should be for up to £20,000. We strongly encourage applicants to seek co-funding of projects wherever possible. We expect the projects that we fund to be completed within 12 months of the project’s start date.

Organisations which can apply for a grant

All types of organisations and individual research consultants can apply for a grant from Eaga Charitable Trust. Applicants are encouraged to submit only one application from each organisation – it is highly unlikely that the Trust will fund more than one project from the same organisation.

Geographic area

Eaga Charitable Trust accepts grant applications for work based in the UK and other European Union countries only. The subject of research needs to demonstrate direct relevance and application to UK fuel poverty policy.

Postgraduate bursary awards

Each year Eaga Charitable Trust awards a small number of bursaries of up to £2,000 each. Bursaries are awarded to: current Masters students; students who have a confirmed place on a Masters course starting in the next academic year; and to PhD students in their second or third years of study. In all cases, applicants must be writing, or planning to write, a dissertation on a topic linked to fuel poverty within the UK or other EU countries. The subject of research needs to demonstrate direct relevance and application to UK fuel poverty policy.

Note that this is an open call for applications with no deadline. Bursary awards will be made throughout the year until the Trust’s budget for bursaries is fully spent.

Further information on the bursary awards and the application process can be found here. If you plan to submit an application for a postgraduate bursary, please contact Naomi Brown first – email