Financial Support for Individuals and Families who are Experiencing Fuel Poverty and Struggling to Pay their Energy Bills (England, Scotland and Wales)
The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, is now open for applications. The fund provides eligible applicants with a grant of up to £1,500 to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier.
Unlike some other funds, eligibility is not limited to British Gas customers. However, customers of Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, and Octopus should apply to their respective funds instead.
To qualify for the grant, the applicant must live in England, Scotland, or Wales and not have received a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust in the past 2 years. Additionally, they must 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 the household with the debt. Furthermore, the applicant must have electric and/or gas debt, be in or facing Fuel Poverty, and have received help from a money advice agency. If the applicant does not satisfy all of these criteria, their application will not be assessed.