Help

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 Trust awards grants:

  • To clear domestic gas and electricity debts owed to British Gas and other suppliers

    In exceptional circumstances the Trust can also help with other priority household costs and items (called Further Assistance Payments), as follows:
  • Essential energy efficient white goods and cookers and boilers

Please note that at the current time, applications for further assistance payments are unlikely to be awarded due to extreme pressure on the funds.

Items the Trust cannot help with

The Trust cannot give you a loan or help with bills you have already paid or items you have already bought. The Trust will also not help with:

  • Fines for criminal offences
  • Overpayments of benefits
  • Educational or training needs
  • Business debts Debts to central government departments e.g. tax and national insurance
  • Catalogues, credit cards, personal loans and other forms of non-secured lending
  • Medical equipment, aids and adaptations
  • Deposits to secure accommodation
  • Holidays
  • Council Tax arrears
  • Rent/Mortgage arrears
  • Beds/carpets
  • Water/sewerage debts

Apply For A Grant

The easiest way for an individual to apply is via the Trust’s online application form

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