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Covid Response Fund

Posted on 27th Jul 2020

BRITISH GAS ENERGY TRUST £800,000 COVID RESPONSE FUND OPEN – 9 grants of between £40,000 – £180,000 for Charities within High Need Areas.

The British Gas Energy Trust (BGET) exists to alleviate the detrimental impact of poverty.  Helping people in, or at risk of, financial hardship meet their energy needs & manage their energy costs through support, education & raising awareness of sound money management.

The Covid-19 pandemic and the public health measures put in place to control the spread of the virus have had unprecedented impacts on the UK economy and household finances. An estimated 28% of adults in the UK (14 million people) have experienced a direct negative impact on their income1. In the two months following the start of lockdown (March – May 2020) 2.8 million people have fallen into arrears, 1.2 million... Read more