6 Grants and benefits to pay your energy bills

6 Grants and benefits to pay your energy bills

Grants and benefits that are available to pay for your gas and electric bills

Here is a list of grants and benefits to pay your energy bills:

  1. Cold Weather Payment
  2. Pay energy bills from your benefits
  3. Governments grants and benefits for energy
  4. Winter Fuel Payment from the government
  5. Warm Home Discount Scheme
  6. Grants from energy companies

1. Cold Weather Payment

If you are on certain benefits, the government provides additional payments of £25 for each time the temperature is zero or below or forecasted to be zero or below for a 7 day period. This applies to certain period of the year.

You can get more information from the government website here: Cold Weather Payments.

2. Pay energy bills from your benefits

You can pay for your gas and electric bill directly from your benefit such as Universal Credit or Jobseekers Allowance. A certain amount of your benefit will go towards your energy bill, which might help you with budgeting and planning.

Get in touch with your local Job Centre and enquire for the Fuel Direct Scheme. You can find your nearest Job Centre here: Contact Job Centre Plus.

3. Government grants and benefits for energy

There are a few government schemes and grants available which you might be able to get. Check them out here: Find energy grants.

4. Winter Fuel Payment from the government

People who were born before 5th of October 1954, can get extra money towards their fuel and heating. This can be anything from £100 to £300. Find out more about Winter Fuel Payment from here: Winter Fuel Payment.

5. Warm Home Discount Scheme

There could be £140 available for you to pay towards your electricity bill under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. You might be able to get money of your gas instead of your electricity, if you have the same supplier.

Get more information here: Warm Home Discount Scheme.

6. Grants from energy companies

There are grants and support available from some energy companies. Here is list of a few:

Npower
For more information, go here: Npower Energy Fund.

British Gas
For more detail, click here: British Gas Energy Trust Grants.

EDF
You can get more information, here: EDF Grant.

For EDF debt management and advice, click here: EDF Debt Advice.

Scottish Power
For more information, go here: Scottish Power Hardship Fund.

E.ON
For more information, go here: E.ON Energy Fund.

Bulb
For more information, go here: Bulb’s info page.

Octopus Energy
For more information, go here: Octopus Energy info page.

OVO
Get more information, here: OVO Energy Fund.

SSE
Get more information, here: SSE info page.

Shell Energy
For more information, go here: Shell Energy info page.

Advice and support

Here are other places where you can get additional advice and support in paying your gas and electric bills.

Ofgem
For information on support in paying your energy bill, go here: Ofgem info page.

Citizens Advice
For information, go here: Citizens Advice info page.

Step Change
For information, go here: Step Change info page.

National Debt Line
For information, go here: National Debt Line info page.

Money Advice Service
Get more information, here: Money Advice Service info page.

GOV.UK
For information, go here: GOV.UK info page.

Additional information on saving money on energy bills

If you would like to know how to reduce your energy bill and save money, read our article, here: How to Reduce Energy Bills.

If you would like to know how to save money by changing energy supplier go here: Switch Energy Supplier For a Better Deal.

Your Housing Association

If you live in a housing association property, then ask them if they give grants or support for residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills. A few of them do offer some sort of support.

We have looked at 6 grants and benefits to pay your energy bills. And provided some additional information for you.

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