Community Programmes

We are a business for community. From brightening homes to powering businesses, our success is tied to the places we’re a part of. That’s why we’re dedicated to building a sustainable-energy future for our customers. It’s why we commit to charity projects and environmental initiatives, and it’s why we encourage our people to volunteer. Because as much as we are a business, we are a part of the community – and it’s our responsibility to give back.

Breast Cancer Now

After an employee vote, Breast Cancer Now became our chosen charity partner. We’re part way through a three-year partnership with the aim of raising £450,000 for vital research into tackling breast cancer.

Big Energy Project

Working alongside the education charity Transformation Trust, we developed the Big Energy Project: an initiative to engage students with the issue of energy consumption. The goal is to encourage young people to consider energy issues from a younger age – and, in turn, inspire their families and communities to consider their relationship with energy. In its fourth year, we’ve worked with 93 schools and reached over 5,000 students and just under 200,000 community members.

The Pod

Inspiring young people to use energy sustainably. Educating the importance of a low-carbon future. Promoting STEM careers. The Pod is EDF Energy’s environmental education programme – and, since 2008, we’ve reached a monumental 10-million children across 18,000 schools.

From initiatives like Switch-Off Fortnight and Waste Week, to working with partners including Eco-Schools, the Met Office and the British Science Association, The Pod is reshaping the our relationship with energy.

Other initiatives

Helping Hands

With our Helping Hands volunteering programme, employees have the opportunity to spend two days of work time each year supporting community or environmental projects.

Citizen Advice Helpline

We’ve teamed up with the Citizen Advice Bureau to provide extra support to customers struggling with debt. Call the Plymouth Citizens Advice Bureau’s independent-debt helpline on 0808 156 6666 or 0300 330 0519 from a mobile phone or visit your local bureau for advice on managing money