Times are tough. Every single day, thousands of people up and down the country have a massive decision to make:
29% of the UK population are concerned that they will have to go without gasÂ or electricity for a period of time this winter.
Countless others will go without hot food in order to pay
for the energy to heat their homes.
To heat or eat?
Itâ€™s a truly heartbreaking dilemma for any family to face. And one we sprung on a group of unsuspecting diners attending the launch of our new one-off â€˜pop-up-restaurantâ€™ â€“ FUEL.
Watch this unique social experiment â€“ created in partnership with leading austerity chef, food writer and activist, Jack Monroe â€“ below.
Go undercover: watch what happened next
Empowering people in crisis with Fuel bankÂ®
To heat? Or eat? Our Fuel Banks are helping to reduce the number of people with pre-payment meters left facing this tough decision.
Working in partnership with The Trussell Trust in 62 foodbanks across the country, weâ€™ve been able to bring emergency energy top-ups to 70,000 people in fuel crisis and counting.
Weâ€™ve committed Â£1million a year to continue funding the Fuel Banks already in place until 2020. But, with over 1,000 foodbanks across the UK, we need your support to take this scheme nationwide.
Introducing the npower Foundation
The npower Foundation is an independent charity created with the vision of creating â€˜a UK where everyone has access to energy for the basics: heating, cooking and keeping the lights on.
Raising the funds to roll out Fuel Banks in the areas that need them most will play a big part in making this vision a reality. And thatâ€™s where you come in.
To kick start the funding: npower will match the first public donations up to Â£50,000^
*100% of any donation will go straight to the npower Foundation, an independent charitable incorporated organisation registered in England and Wales under number 1175049.
^To be eligible for match funding, donations must be made through the npower Foundation CAF Donate Page (https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/7264). npower will match the value of single donations net of gift aid (where applicable). Match funding will end on the date that is the earlier of 31st October 2018 and npower reaching its maximum total match funding of Â£50,000. Any donations made after this date will not be eligible for match funding by npower.