Every penny counts for charities and non-profit companies. It's our goal help charities get the best deal on their business energy.
Within the UK, there is a varied range of charities with different purposes. Each have the greater good in mind. This doesn't mean that charities do not have large expenses. Once of those large expenses is business energy.
Charities tend to get treated like small businesses when it comes to commercial matters like utility bills. Many charity organisations remain unaware they are entitles to discounts. They can even access special rates on some bills.
Our service is dedicated to making sure that you take advantage of all discounts available. We know that time is precious, so our business energy price comparison takes just 60 seconds.
Once you have selected a great business energy deal, we'll take it from there. We’ll manage the switching process and ensure that your tariff changeover goes ahead smoothly.
How reduce your charity’s energy bills?
Becoming more energy efficient allows you to use even more money to help your cause. Many charities operate offices, retail spaces and other buildings. Energy management in these buildings is just as important as it is for profitable businesses.
Becoming more environmentally aware can also help attract donors who can contribute to your cause.
An estimated 200,000 number of not-for-profit organisations are regarded as small businesses. Failing to inform energy suppliers of charity status leads to paying full VAT charges. Charities are entitled to a discounted rate of 5%.
We aim to make sure charities are not overpaying for their energy.
Why choose Business Energy for your charity’s energy switch?
Expert energy advice and exclusive deals
We’re a team of energy experts who find cheap business energy deals. We have built great relationships with suppliers and can offer exclusive prices.
Quick and easy comparisons
Our free comparison can find you a range of suitable energy tariffs in a matter of seconds.
We’ll manage your switch
Our experts will support you through your supplier switching process from start to finish. We’ll contact your old and new supplier to ensure that switch is seamless.
We’re rated excellent on Trustpilot
Based on over 10,000 review’s, our service has been rated as excellent by a handful of our satisfied customers.
Track your switch online
You can keep track of your business energy switch using our ‘Track My Switch’ tool.
Energy saving tips for charity businesses
Understanding how you use energy will help you identify wastage. You can then begin to implement improvements. Investing in a smart meter can help you monitor your usage. These devices are designed to provide you with detailed hourly and daily information about your consumption.
Running offices or retail buildings is energy intensive. It's likely you will be powering computers, lighting and heating. You should encourage staff members to avoid leaving stuff on standby.
Heating accounts for a significant amount of your energy usage. Setting your thermostat on a timer can help ensure you're heating buildings are the right times. You should also make sure that your boiler operating efficiently. A well-functioning boiler can be 10% more efficient.
Investing in LED lighting can help to reduce your energy usage. LEDs are 90% more efficient than incandescent lightbulbs. They’re available in a range of styles and sizes, so you can select models that fit in with your buildings décor.
For cheap and quick improvements, fixing draughts will reduce bills significantly.
It can also be a good idea for you to document the energy-efficient changes that you make. You can then monitor your progress and use it for marketing messaging.
Switch your charity’s utilities all in one place with Business Energy
It’s our goal to ensure that your charity gets the best deals for your electricity, gas and water supply.
Select an electricity tariff better suited to your charity’s needs.
If your charity’s gas bills are high, it may be time for you to switch suppliers. Business Energy can help you find a cheaper gas tariff to help you save.
It’s possible for you to switch water suppliers just as you switch energy providers. Compare water tariffs with Business Energy to find a cheaper deal for your water supply.
How long does it take to switch non-profit energy suppliers?
Your charity’s energy supplier switch is likely to take slightly longer than a domestic energy switch.
Timescales can vary, but your switch can take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete. Please note that this will not affect your energy supply.
Can I compare energy suppliers for more than one location?
If you have multiple buildings, you may be better suited to a multi-site energy contract.
With this type of tariff, you can consolidate all your buildings bills into one account. This makes energy usage a lot easier to keep track of. This can also be a more-cost effective option.
Our energy advisors can help provide you with all the information you need about multi-site contracts. They’ll help you choose a suitable tariff for your charity’s needs.
Is there a cost involved in switching my charity’s energy?
Business Energy will not charge you for comparing energy prices or switching suppliers. Our service is free of charge.
If your charity’s current energy contract is still active, you may be charged an early exit fee. We recommend contacting your current supplier before terminating your contract. You should then factor this into any savings you’ll make from switching.
Our experts can provide you with advice on this. You may find that the savings you’ll make from switching outweigh the exit fee.
What do I do if I think I am overpaying VAT for the energy that I use?
We recommend checking a recent energy bill. If your charity is paying 20% VAT, this is likely to be a mistake and you have been overcharged. But don’t fret, you should be able to claim back these overpayments. Get in touch with your energy supplier or go to the government website to access a VAT declaration form.