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Energy Support Funds

Individuals and families can apply for grants to clear domestic gas and electricity debts. Before applying to the Trusts you must get money or debt advice first there are Get In Touch links and find out more.

Funding is being made available to help financially vulnerable people who are struggling to pay their energy bills. The fund has been set up in response to increasing the cost of living and rising inflation to help eligible British Gas Customers with fuel debt of £250 to £2,500 to pay their energy bills over the coming months.

You can find more information here.

EDF Customer Support Fund

Information from Grants Online:

The EDF Customer Support Fund awards grants to vulnerable customer households. It aims to provide customers with a fresh start and financial stability. It can help households stay out of fuel debt and be better able to afford ongoing energy costs. The Fund also offers grants to buy essential energy-efficient white goods such as cookers, refrigerators, or washing machines.

This fund is available to your beneficiaries if they are an EDF customer and are experiencing difficulties with paying their energy bill.

 

Funding amount: dependent upon the individual's circumstances

Application deadline: applications can be made at any time

Find out more about this fund here.

 

The aim of the E.ON Next Energy Fund is to help E.ON Next customers who are experiencing financial hardship and struggling. There are two ways this fund can help:

The first option is to help with paying gas and electricity bills through grants, helping individuals to become financially stable and to get back control of their finances.

The other option is to provide a replacement appliance such as a cooker, fridge, fridge-freezer, or washing machine if yours has broken or poor condition.

The fund recommends all applicants seek money advice before applying, to help negotiate with any other creditors and maximise welfare benefits and income. This fund is available to your beneficiaries if they are an E-on customer and are experiencing difficulties with paying their energy bill.

 

Funding amount: dependent upon the individual’s circumstances

Application deadline: applications can be made at any time

Find out more about this fund here.

The OVO Energy Fund is a fund that helps people who’ve fallen behind with their energy payments to OVO. To qualify, individuals need to be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support,

  • Job Seekers Allowance,

  • Pension Credit,

  • Employment and Support Allowance, or

  • Universal Credit (but only if not working)

In addition, to qualify the energy debt on the energy account needs to be at least £150 and the annual household income is £16,190 or less.

This fund is available to your beneficiaries if they are an OVO Energy customer and are experiencing difficulties with paying their energy bill.

 

Funding amount: dependent upon the individual’s circumstances

Application deadline: applications are assessed within 4-6 weeks

Find out more about this fund here.

 

 


 

Information from Grants Online:

Because some customers have difficulties paying their bills due to low income or other circumstances, ScottishPower has a Hardship Fund to help them get their energy payments under control. The Fund can help by clearing or reducing arrears by crediting a customer’s ScottishPower energy account. To qualify, individuals need to be in receipt of one of the following: Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Pension Credit, or Employment and Support Allowance.

This fund is available to your beneficiaries if they are a Scottish Power customer and are experiencing difficulties with paying their energy bill.

  • Funding amount: dependent upon the individual’s circumstances

  • Application deadline: applications can be submitted at any time

Find out more about this fund here.

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