This section will give you advice on who can apply, how to apply and where you can find additional help and advice. Please use the information to help you through the application process.
The British Gas Energy Trust helps families and individuals living in need, hardship or other distress who are struggling with their gas and / or electricity debts by awarding grants to clear those debts. The aim of the Trust is to give vulnerable individuals a fresh start and enable them to remain fuel debt free going forward.
The Trust also offers help via Further Assistance Payments (FAPs). These are grants to clear other priority bills and costs.
In addition, the Trust awards grants to money / debt advice agencies to increase money advice / debt prevention services available in communities via Local Advisors. There is a link on the right of this page which provides a list of local advisers.
We recommend you seek money/debt advice before applying to the Trust in order to increase your chance of a successful application. Please use the link on the right of this page which provides a list of local advisers.
The easiest way for an individual to apply is via the Trust’s online application form
Find your nearest Local Advisor who can help and advise you on completing an application.Click here