ORGANISATIONS and businesses in Barnsley are being encouraged to apply for the latest round of energy ‘resilience project’ funding.

The Northern Powergrid Foundation has supported 60 projects over the last six months.

It’s now launched its latest funding round to support communities across Yorkshire - including in Barnsley.

The foundation provides grant funding up to £20,000, per project, to address energy-related challenges.

Projects can include funding programmes producing free energy efficiency measures, to supporting fuel poor households, to installing solar panels and battery storage at community hubs to improve resilience during planned or unplanned power cuts, or power related emergency events.

Joe Docherty, chair of the Board of Trustees for the foundation said: “It’s been an exciting first year for the Northern Powergrid Foundation and we’re proud to support such innovative and impactful energy projects, which are at the heart of our communities.

“As energy is central to people’s everyday lives, and with so many challenges facing communities across our diverse region, we are committed to doing more.

“The latest funding round is now open for applications and we’re looking forward to helping more communities become energy resilient, support net zero transition and scale up innovative solutions to reduce fuel poverty.”