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Welcome to the British Gas Energy Trust

We help families and individuals facing financial hardship and fuel poverty across England, Wales and Scotland. The Trust funds over 50 frontline advice services in local communities providing FREE 1-2-1 money advice, income maximisation, benefits advice and energy efficient measures, to those in need of support. We also run a direct access energy debt programme –  awarding grants to households that remove energy debt, fund emergency fuel credit and provide boiler replacements where boilers have been condemned.

Battling Poverty in a Pandemic - Stories from the Frontline

This video is also available with Gaelic and Welsh subtitles. Find out more about the making of the film.

The History of the Trust

The History of the Trust

British Gas Energy Trust is an independent Charitable Trust which helps families and individuals experiencing hardship who are struggling with energy debts.

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Who can apply

Who can apply

Both customers of British Gas and other energy suppliers can apply. You must live in England, Wales or Scotland and be the account holder.

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Fuel and Money advice

Fuel and Money advice

Find help from a specialist fuel debt and money advice service in England, Wales or Scotland, funded by British Gas Energy Trust.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out who can apply for grants, how to apply and where you can find additional help and advice.

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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our work is overseen by a group of unpaid Trustees and delivered by a remote-working Executive Team drawn from across the UK.

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News & Research

News & Research

Read stories from our projects, get the latest news and find out about our grant-giving and research programmes.

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British Gas Energy Trust, incorporating the Scottish Gas Energy Trust, is an independent charitable Trust funded solely from donations from British Gas. The Trust contributes to the relief of poverty, with a particular focus on fuel poverty.

The Trust helps families and individuals experiencing hardship who are struggling with gas and electricity debts by awarding grants to clear those debts. This makes a significant difference to the lives of thousands of people each year, helping them get back on their feet and remain debt free going forward.

The Trust also funds organisations across England, Wales and Scotland to provide fuel debt and money advice services within communities.