Grants from the British Gas Energy Fund are available to individuals and families across Great Britain to be used to write off their energy debts. The Trust currently offers two funds both are intended to tackle fuel poverty by clearing the energy debts of struggling households and respond to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

The Trust does not award cash payments, and will instead credit the householder account.

Individual and Families Fund

Applicants must:

  • Live in England, Scotland or Wales.
  • Not have received a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust within the last two years.
  • Be seeking a grant to clear an outstanding debt on a current or open gas, electricity or dual fuel energy account in their name or be a member of that household. The energy account must relate to a main residence.
  • Have electric and/or gas debt.
  • Be facing fuel poverty.
  • Have received help from a money advice agency.
  • It is not a requirement to be a British Gas Customer, though the majority of the funding pot is set aside for customers.

Non-customers should check with their own provider first, as there may be funds available to support them.

British Gas Energy Support Fund

Applicants must:

  • Be British Gas customers.
  • Live in England, Scotland or Wales.
  • Not have received a British Gas Energy Trust grant within the last 12 months.
  • Have debts of £250 to £1,500 on an active energy account for a main residence.
  • Be in or facing Fuel Poverty.
  • Have received help from a money advice agency.

The Individuals and Families fund is currently open to credit and pre-payment customers in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Energy Support Fund is now closed. It is expected to reopen later in 2023.

Applicants must provide the details of a money advice organisation who has supported them.

Full guidelines and the application forms can be found on the British Gas Energy Trust website.

 


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