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British Gas Energy Support Fund

The British Gas Energy Trust, Energy Support Fund is now open for applications.

The Trust is an independent charity, separate to, but solely funded by British Gas, with the purpose of helping to eliminate the detrimental impact of poverty with a focus on energy debt.

Support is delivered through three programmes: debt relief grants which can help households with up to £2,000 in fuel debt; a small grants programme that provides grants for emergency energy vouchers and payments; and a programme called Supporting Communities at Risk, which operates across England, Scotland and Wales and funds over 45 front-line charities such as local Citizens Advice Charities or independent advice charities and Money Matters.

The Trust has two debt relief grants open – the Energy Support Fund open to British Gas customers with credit and pre-payment meter accounts and the Individuals and Families Fund open for British Gas and non-British Gas credit or pre-payment meter account holders.

Last year* the Trust supported vulnerable energy customers across Britain with £15m in energy debt grants and £2m in emergency fuel vouchers.

Before applying for a grant, please read the below criteria in full.

Essential criteria to apply for an Energy Support Fund grant:

Essential criteria for to apply for an Individual and Families Fund grant: 

Suppliers with their own support fund, excluded from I&F: Boost, Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, Ovo, Octopus, SSE and Utilita (credit customers only).

To apply for the Energy Support Fund or to find out more about the Individuals and Families Fund, please check Grants Available.

To find local money and energy advice for you, please visit Fuel and Energy Advice.

*April 2022 – March 2023