Working together for a future without fuel poverty

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About Cadent Foundation

The Cadent Foundation has been working with charities and partners since 2019. Our aim is to help households find sustainable solutions to fuel poverty and ensure people are safe and warm in their homes. 
By working with charitable organisations we strive to help households improve their financial wellbeing and become more energy efficient through advice, support and practical measures.  


Our Impact Dashboard

Our sector leading live impact dashboard shows in real time how our key strategic partnerships are helping to tackle fuel poverty. The data can be filtered to demonstrate the positive difference being made collectively and by individual projects for different locations and demographic groups.

*For the best experience, view the dashboard in full screen mode on a laptop or tablet. To filter or analyse specific data, click into the graphs or use the drop-down boxes on the left. Multiple filters can be applied at the same time.

Our Projects

Since 2019, the Cadent Foundation has provided a number of grants to help people build their financial wellbeing and improve the energy efficiency of their home.

Here are some of the key projects our grants have supported



Groundwork’s Green Doctors –  are energy efficiency experts who deliver face to face advice to help vulnerable households save energy and stay safe and warm in their home, by installing energy saving measures in the home to help people reduce their utility bills.

Green Doctors


National Energy Action-  a pioneering new safeguarding system developed in partnership with fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA). The NEA's Reactive Response program provides support for vulnerable customers who are unable to repair or replace unsafe gas appliances following the disconnection of their gas supply

National Energy Action



Trussell Trust's Together for Change -  income maximisation and debt advice services to help increase people's income by helping them to access benefits and grants they are entitled to but not already claiming, so they have more money in their pocket.

Trussell Trust

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Our Reports

Our mission

We are committed to helping households across the Cadent network find sustainable solutions to fuel poverty. By working closely with charitable organisations across the community, we want to tackle the root causes of fuel poverty and provide advice and support to encourage households to better manage their energy costs.

*Please read our terms and conditions and privacy policy for further information.

How We Work

We offer grants to charitable organisations for projects which address the root causes and impacts of fuel poverty. 

Grant applications are by invitation only.  If you have a project you think we might be able to support, we’d like to hear from you.  Please email a project outline to:

All grants are subject to eligibility criteria.
For more information click here.  

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Where We Fund

Cadent owns and manages five Gas Distribution Networks

Our North West network covers around 2.7m customers in the third most populated region of England. It consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside, and has a mix of rural and urban landscape.

Eastern is our largest network serving 4m customers across East Midlands and East of England, having significant levels of customers in rural locations from Humberside down through Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Our West Midlands network is centred on the UK’s second largest metropolitan area of Birmingham and includes a number of smaller urban areas that effectively constitute local sub-networks within the network. It serves around 1.96m customers.

Our North London network, serving around 2.3m customers, extends from Central London, covering north of the River Thames, to High Wycombe in the west and Southend-on-Sea in the east.

Meet the Team

  • Julia Dwyer – Director of Cadent Foundation   As Director of the Foundation, Julia has been instrumental in setting the direction of the Cadent Foundation, driving the long term strategy, embedding its visions and values and taking the Foundation from concept to delivery.


  • Vicky Coyle – Cadent Foundation Manager Vicky has a wealth of project management experience and is resonsible for the day to day running of the Cadent Foundation, working with grant partners and stakeholders to plan, monitor and evaluate projects.


  • Georgia Courtney – Project and Goverenance Advisor Georgia has exceptional organisation skills and manages all aspects of the Cadent Foundation's administration, ensuring processes and functions run smoothly and efficiently.
From Left- Vicky Coyle, Georgia Courtney and Julia Dwyer

Energy Advice and Financial Support


Through the priority services register (PSR), eligible customers can receive additional services in relation to their communication, access and safety needs during an energy emergency.

You can join the priority services register here: Priority Services Register (PSR)

Community Fund


The Cadent Foundation’s new Community Fund is offering Cadent colleagues the choice to nominate which local charities they would like to support across our networks.


Cadent Foundation 

Julia Dwyer (Cadent Foundation Director)
Pilot Way
Ansty Park


Charities Trust

2nd Floor, Eleanor Rathbone House
Unit 16 Connect Business Village
24 Derby Road Liverpool
L5 9PR 
Charity Registration No: 327489


The Cadent Foundation operates as a donor advised fund.

All grants are administered by Charities Trust

(Charity Registration No: 327489)

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