Lifeskills Wins National Grant Funding for Electrical Safety Education

We’re delighted to announce that we have won significant funding to promote electrical safety in the home to reduce deaths, injuries and damage caused by electricity.

We’ve been awarded a grant of £5,000 to help us raise awareness of common electrical hazards in the home and we’ll support national media campaigns at a local level.

Sam Jury, Partnership and Development Manager says, “Winning the grant will enable us to update our electrical safety training. In addition to discussing general home safety with visitors, we will also provide targeted messages to raise awareness of current issues around electrical product safety. Visitors are often shocked by the electrical dangers we present on our tour, so we’re excited to reach even more people in the community through various social media campaigns. Our aim is to influence behaviour and save lives and this grant will help us to put our aim into action.”

As the cost-of-living crisis deepens in the UK, the Electrical Safety Fund is a major annual grant scheme which helps those most vulnerable to electrical injuries in their homes. Run by the national campaigning charity Electrical Safety First, the fund provides £250,000 to support dozens of local community projects across the UK that aim to reduce domestic electrical risks. Around half of all domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity, with most of those arising from electrical products.

Samuel Terry, Policy and Research Manager at Electrical Safety First, says: “Electrical safety risks have been exacerbated in recent years by several wider factors, including the cost-of-living crisis, rocketing inflation, and rising energy prices.”

“We are delighted to be funding projects that seek to keep people safe in their homes, with a focus on tackling risks associated with electrical products, increasing the public’s awareness of electrical safety, and promoting changes in behaviour.”