Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust opens its 2021 application process for local organisations and groups

Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust opens its 2021 application process for local organisations and groups

  • Third year of supporting local causes and organisations
  • Application process open for 2021 awards
  • Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust launched January 2019
  • To date, £200,000 has been awarded to local Charnwood causes with an additional £100,000 to be allocated in 2021

LOUGHBOROUGH – 25 February 2021 – The Intelligent Energy Charitable Trust enters its third year with a further £100,000 ready to award to Loughborough and Charnwood based organisations and causes.

The Loughborough based fuel cell engineering company launched its Charitable Trust in January 2019 and over the course of the last two years has awarded £200,000 to support local groups and organisations.

The Charitable Trust Committee will meet for the first time this year week commencing 12 April 2021 with applications closing on Wednesday 31 March 2021. 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: “The groups and organisations awarded funds by our Charitable Trust are essential to many people in our local community. They offer a vital lifeline to people in need of support, be that advice and counselling, specialist activities and equipment or simply engaging and providing human contact with the lonely, vulnerable or elderly. This work becomes all the more important at this time of uncertainty.”

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.

In the most recent round of applications, local organisations that benefitted from funds included the Charnwood Christmas and Toy Appeal, the Loughborough Inclusion Partnership, the Gorse Covert Community Association and the Rotary Club of Loughborough’s Home Starter Box project.

The Gorse Covert Community Centre received £4761 to improve its outdoor area to enable visitors to participate in gardening sessions. New outdoor furniture will also be purchased so visitors to the centre can enjoy spending time outdoors.

Sue Castleton from the Gorse Covert Community Centre, said: “We, and our volunteers, are very excited about the plans for the garden and the opportunity that this funding gives us to see them through! We can’t wait to get started.”

If you think your organisation could benefit from the Charitable Trust’s 2021 funds, or to read more about the criteria for applications click here.


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. The company is headquartered and manufactures in Loughborough in the UK, with additional offices and representation in the US, Japan, China and South Korea.