To receive a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust, you must fill in an application form. This section guides you through the process, provides useful information, and shows you where you can get additional advice. Please select the tab you require and use the tools we have provided to help you make a successful application.
If you would like to apply for help you must fill in the Trust's application form. We strongly recommend you seek money advice before applying to the Trust in order to increase your chance of a successful application. When filling in the application form, it is very important that you:
If you are asking for a grant to clear your gas and / or electricity debt you must:
If you are asking for a Further Assistance Payment (FAP) you must:
You can apply by completing the Trust's online application form, or completing a paper copy. Please use the link on the right to of this page to print an application form or apply online.
If you think you might have difficulty completing an application form, the Trust funds Local Advisors within a number of agencies based in England, Scotland and Wales. The Advisors can help you with fuel debt advice, budgeting / money advice help you submit an application to the Trust. There is a link on the right of this page which provides a list of local advisers.
Alternatively there are many local advice centres, such as a Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) that may be able to help.
The Trust acknowledges receipt of all applications it receives. If we require further information to assess your application we will usually request it at the acknowledgement stage. You are given four weeks to provide the required information. If you do not reply within this you will be sent a reminder letter and given a further two weeks to submit the requested information. If you do not reply within the six weeks granted, your application will be closed as we assume you no longer want to apply. If you have difficulty obtaining the information needed to send to the Trust (for example if you are waiting for information from the DWP) you should inform the Trust before the six weeks is up. The Trust can then give you more time to send in what is needed.
If you are asking for help with a gas or electricity debt we will contact your supplying energy company to confirm how much you owe.
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