British Gas Energy Trust White Goods Fund
The British Gas Energy Trust has now introduced a White Goods Fund to help support clients in England and Wales experiencing financial hardship.
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 already 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 that funds over 45 money and energy advice charities such as local Citizens Advice Charities or independent advice charities and Money Matters.
The new white goods fund will offer refrigerators, freezers, electric cookers and washing machines.
To be eligible for this fund, clients must be in or facing fuel poverty, and must be in receipt of:
- Child Benefit
- Pension Guarantee Credit
- Income related employment and support allowance
- Income based job seekers allowance
- Income Support
- Tax Credits – Child tax credits & working Tax Credits
- Universal Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Pension credit, saving credit
- Have received Emergency Fuel Vouchers from British Gas Energy Trust previously