Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust Allocates Further £100,000, as Charity enters its second year

Published on Tue 21 January, 2020

  • Application process open for 2020 awards
  • Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust launched 1 year ago
  • To date, £100,000 has been awarded to local Charnwood causes


LOUGHBOROUGH – 21 January 2020 – The Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust enters its second year with a further £100,000 ready to award to Charnwood based organisations and causes.

The Loughborough based fuel cell engineering company launched its Charitable Trust in January 2019 and over the course of last year awarded £100,000 to 18 local groups and organisations.

The Charitable Trust Committee will meet for the first time this year at the end of March with applications closing on Friday 13 March. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of April. A further meeting of the Trust Committee will be held towards the end of the summer to allocate any remaining funds.

David Woolhouse, CEO at Intelligent Energy, said: “Some of the groups and organisations we have been able to award funds to are essential to so many people in our local community. They can provide a lifeline to people who need support, whether that is in the form of advice and counselling, specialist activities and equipment or simply a place for vulnerable or elderly people to go for a cup of tea. All are important and meet needs of the community in their own way.”

One of last year’s successful applicants was the BACA Charity and Anthony Scarfe from the organisation highlighted how straightforward the application process was. He said: “It was simple to use the online form to apply to the Trust. There was the opportunity to explain who BACA were and how the grant would help, but the process was straight forward. The Trust have some helpful guidelines which enabled us to establish that we would be eligible to apply.”

The Trust was established to support local Charnwood causes in need of financial assistance which, support and aid, amongst others; community groups, young people, sport and lifelong learning.

To date, the groups and organisations that have benefitted from the Charitable Trust include the Shepshed Dolphin Swimming Club, Syston Arts and Recreation Group, ADAPT Prem Babies, Citizens Advice Bureau, Loughborough University Students Union Action Section, The Bridge, Coping with Cancer, Rainbows Hospice, the 1st Loughborough Scout Group, Abel Camps, Twenty Twenty, Peter Le Marchant Trust, Glebe House, BACA Charity, Birstall Methodist Lunch Club and the Syston & District Volunteer Club.

If you think your organisation could benefit from the Charitable Trust’s 2020 funds, or to read more about the criteria for applications please visit


About Intelligent Energy

Intelligent Energy is focused on the development and manufacture of its Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell products for customers in the automotive, aerospace, generator, telecoms, materials handling and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sectors. Intelligent Energy is built on 30 years of PEM fuel cell development. Following acquisition by Meditor Energy, part of the Meditor Group, in October 2017 Meditor has accelerated investment to facilitate further development and commercialisation of the technology and expansion of the product offering. The company is headquartered and manufactures in Loughborough in the UK, with additional offices and representation in the US, Japan, China and South Korea.