Supporting the affordable energy transition

Our commitment is to support an affordable energy transition.

We will report on the benefits provided as a direct result of our community support, including financial assistance, advice and energy efficiency measures.

Community stories

Sad young woman sitting on a sofa

Roshni Birmingham

How our Community Matters Fund helped Roshni Birmingham with their emergency refuge.

People attending a meeting at the Derby Refugee Advice Centre

Derby Refugee Forum/Derby Refugee Advice Centre

How we've been helping asylum seekers and refugees with warm home packs.

Four smiling women holding Plasma of Hope tote bags with winter warmth kits

Plasma of Hope

How we're helping combat fuel poverty with a focus on individuals living with Sickle Cell Disease.

National Grid colleague Tahlia Holder (R) volunteering at Citizens Advice in Bromley

Citizen's Advice

Citizens Advice offers information and guidance across a range of issues, including energy bills, and serves as a free and safe resource for individuals in need. As part of our commitment to enable a clean, fair and affordable energy future – and to support our communities to manage increasing energy costs – we partnered with them by offering secondment opportunities for our colleagues.

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From first generation student to full time employee

Our US social impact Grid for Good team added a new partner to its portfolio, joining forces with Stony Brook University’s Diversity Professional Leadership Network (DPLN). This unique program is a yearlong credit bearing externship, designed for traditionally underrepresented and underserved students focusing on career development. 

US Grid for Good work experience participants Joanna Cuenca and Josh Tai

In August 2023 we hosted a weeklong work experience program led by our Gas Complex Capital Construction team. The core focus was on professional development workshops and hands-on learning at our Melville, NY office. Additionally, students participated in a 9-month long mentoring program with colleagues from different parts of the business. We are proud to share that two participants have secured full time jobs with us. 

Participant Joanna Cuenca shares an honest reflection of what her job means to her: “My new role as an Associate Specialist for the US Performance & Development team presents a significant opportunity for me to gain and enhance new skills. 

“As a first-generation student, I struggled with imposter syndrome, unsure of what lay beyond college. However, securing this position validates the hard work and dedication I poured into my undergraduate years to reach this point in my career. Looking ahead, I am excited to explore the possibilities for growth within the company and eager to see how far I can advance in my career at National Grid.” 

Josh Tai joined our IT and Delivery team through our Graduate Development Program and said: “The Grid for Good mentoring and DPLN programs have provided me with opportunities I would not have been able to find anywhere else. Starting my new role at National Grid means the start of the next and biggest stage of my life.”