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npower Business Solutions partners with Charis to launch charity Foundation

Charis has been selected by npower Business Solutions (nBS) as its strategic partner for the launch of a new foundation that will support community projects in West Midlands and Yorkshire over the next two years. Charis will manage the application process, oversee project selection and distribute funding to the successful applicants.

Not-for-profit organisations such as local charities, social enterprises and schools and universities will be able to apply for grants from £10,000 up to as much as £100,000 to fund projects that help to improve the environment, encourage responsible business and support skills and employment opportunities.

The npower Business Solutions Foundation will be supporting a diverse range of projects that focus on energy efficiency, decarbonisation, recycling and sustainability, community places and spaces and the creation of social value.  Projects will need to be delivered within a 50-mile radius of nBS’ Solihull and Leeds offices to be eligible for financial support.

“Charis has worked with UK energy suppliers to distribute funding for twenty years.  Our experience managing application processes, eligibility criteria, payments, and customer communications, along with the versatility of our software makes the support of this fantastic initiative a natural fit for us,” commented Charis’s Director of Client Services, Jonathan Hunt.  “We’re excited and proud to be involved in the npower Business Solutions Foundation.”

Anthony Ainsworth, Chief Operating Officer at nBS, added:

“At nBS, we have always supported causes that mean something to us as a company, our colleagues, and our customers. The npower Business Solutions Foundation takes this a step further, allowing us to directly support projects that will make a real difference in our local communities.

“As a longstanding partner of two of our sister companies within the E.ON Group, and having a track record of successful scheme management, Charis was the obvious choice to help make it a success.

“We welcome applications from any relevant organisation, from local schools to sports groups to community arts centres to charities, who have struggled to secure funding to turn their plans into reality. These could range from improving the sustainability of their premises through energy efficiency, creating a new space that encourages responsible business or supports wellbeing.”

More information, including how to apply to the nBS Foundation, is available at . For questions relating specifically to the application process, your can email Charis direct on: [email protected].

About npower Business Solutions

npower Business Solutions is a leading provider of energy supply and solutions for UK businesses, serving around 24,000 industrial and commercial customers with more than 237,000 sites. It offers a full range of energy management solutions from metering and data collection services to monitoring and targeting software, and energy efficiency expertise and carbon-reduction support to help businesses buy and use energy more efficiently.

About Charis Grants

Charis manages the distribution of financial and product support to vulnerable individuals and community projects on behalf of over 500 private sector, public sector, and not-for-profit organisations.


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