Grants and Funding

Electrical Safety First awards funding under its Home Improvement Grants Scheme and Electrical Fire Safety Fund. The schemes enable funded partners to offer direct support to vulnerable groups and raise awareness of electrical safety issues in local communities.

The schemes have, to date, awarded over £1 million in grants, directly benefiting over 110,000 people and reaching over 2.5 million through awareness projects.

Home Improvement Grants Scheme

The scheme is run with the support of the national bodies for Home Improvement and Care & Repair Agencies: Foundations (England), Care & Repair Scotland, Care & Repair Cymru and Gable (Shelter) in Northern Ireland. Their support means that the scheme reaches every eligible agency in the UK, giving them the opportunity to apply for funding.

  • Eligible beneficiaries of the grants are vulnerable home owners who are on means-tested benefit and/or state pension (with no other income) and/or registered disabled.

Click here for more information and a list of the awarded organisations for 2019.

Electrical Fire Safety Fund

The fund has supported the delivery of project-based fire prevention initiatives in local communities. These aim to effectively tackle the causes of electrical fires by increasing the public’s awareness of electrical safety and promoting appropriate behaviour changes that will lead to the safe use of electrical appliances and installations.

The Fire Safety Fund is now closed for applications for 2020.

For more information, click here.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about either scheme and how to apply for funding, please contact Ellen Vester at