Welcome to the
British Gas Energy Trust

Helping people get back on their feet and remain debt free.


October 2017: Due to limited funds and high demand the Trust has introduced restrictions on how it can help.
See 'Who Can Apply' below.


The British Gas Energy Trust, which incorporates the Scottish Gas Energy Trust, is an independent Charitable Trust established in 2004. The Trust aims to contribute to the relief of poverty, with a particular focus on fuel poverty, helping those who are struggling to pay for their consumption of gas and electricity get back on their feet and remain debt free going forward.

The Trust provides a significant difference to the lives of those in need by awarding grants to clear energy debts. In exceptional cases the Trust can also help with other priority household costs and items. The Trust also funds voluntary organisations to provide money and fuel debt advice services.

  • Who can apply

    Due to severe pressure on the Trust's budgets, awards will only be made to the highest priority cases e.g. applicants in extreme hardship and with exceptional/multiple vulnerabilities. If you have received debt advice before applying, you will have a greater chance of success.

  • How we can help

    Click here for details of other organisations that may be able to help you. Whether you wish to contact British Gas directly or speak to someone for advice, you will find all the information you need here.

  • BGET Local Advisers

    The Trust provides funds to charitable advice agencies based in England, Scotland and Wales for Local Advisors to deliver specialist money and fuel debt advice services
    in communities.
    They can also help you over the telephone if you do not live locally.

Apply For A Grant

The easiest way to apply for a grant is via the Trust's online application form.

Need help with
your application form?

Find your nearest Local Advisor who can help and advise you on completing an application.

Click here