Bringing Energy to Life

Due to the very nature of what they do – connecting people to the energy we all use – National Grid is at the heart of communities and each year they make a significant charitable investment in the UK.
‘Bringing Energy To Life’ is National Grid’s community grant fund aimed at community organisations and charities in areas where National Grid’s work is impacting on local people. Bluefuse were engaged to build the ‘BETL’ microsite.

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National Grid is one of the world’s premier network utility, primarily focused on delivering energy safely, reliably and efficiently. They own the high-voltage electricity transmission system in England and Wales and operate the system across Great Britain. They also own and operate the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain and in addition, have electricity transmission systems in the northeastern US.

They are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. They strive to work with all their stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions, firmly believing it underpins the prosperity and wellbeing of their customers, communities and investors.

“We fund projects run by charities and community groups that meet local community needs by providing a range of social, economic and environmental benefits.”

What we made

Bluefuse were engaged to build a website to let National Grid employees vote for their preferred charities along with a management facility for assessing and reporting on the entries.

This website was to replace the current system which wasn’t adequately providing the management information required as explained below.

“The website not only looked brilliant, but the technical side worked well. I have been really pleased with the management information I have received along the way. It was great to be kept up to speed with how voting was going and also to get our final result so quickly after the close of the ballot.”

What they said

“We recently selected our new charity partner and needed a website that would allow our employees to vote for their preferred charity. Bluefuse took the time to understand what we wanted to achieve and created a simple website that met all our requirements. All round, I think this has been quite an achievement for our first time running this project and with such high participation levels. So I just wanted to thank you for the part you have played in making it all happen. Many thanks and well done.”

Kate van der Plunk – National Grid, Head of UK Community Investment