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Help With Energy Bills - Government Schemes, Grants & Aid


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If you, or someone you know, are struggling to pay your gas and electricity bills, the schemes available on this page may be able to help you out.


Help With Energy Bills

Warm Home Discount

a one-time discount that is taken off energy bills between October and April if your energy supplier participates in the programme.

Winter Fuel Payment

a payment for retired and elderly people to help them with their winter energy costs. It ranges between £100 and £300.

Cold Weather Payment

a one-off payment of £25 when temperatures are 0ºC or below the average temperature in your area for seven days or more.

Pension Credit

a benefit for low-income retired people that supplements State Pensions. Those eligible also qualify for a Cold Weather Payment.

British Gas Energy Trust

can help with overdue energy bills or debts and with replacing inefficient boilers even if you’re not a British Gas customer.

Scottish Power Hardship Fund

helps Scottish Power customers with overdue energy bills or debts in order to overcome fuel poverty.

Npower Energy Fund

helps Npower customers with overdue energy bills or debts in order to overcome fuel poverty problems.

EDF Energy Trust

helps with overdue energy bills or debts as well as replacing inefficient white goods and cookers for a wide range of customers.

Eon Energy Fund

helps with overdue energy bills or debts and with replacing inefficient appliances for eligible households that need assistance.

Ovo Energy Fund

helps their own customers to avoid fuel poverty in their home by covering overdue energy bills or debts.


Help With Boiler Replacement & Home Insulation

British Gas Energy Trust

helps with replacing inefficient boilers, covering overdue energy bills, debts for households in need even if you’re not a British Gas customer.

Energy Company Obligation

Larger energy companies have pledged to help low-income households lower their energy bills by subsidising boiler replacements and new insulation.

Eon Energy Fund

helps with replacing inefficient appliances, covering overdue energy bills or debts for eligible households that need assistance to overcome further fuel poverty and energy issues.