British Gas Energy Trust Individuals and Families Fund
By Support Team on 04/07/2022
British Gas offers up to £1,500 to anyone in energy debt (not just its customers).
All the big energy firms have charitable trusts and funds that can help if you're in debt and struggling to repay. They offer schemes and grants to help with your energy costs, to replace faulty or old boilers, and to make your home more energy-efficient. However only British Gas offers help whether your a customer or not.
The British Gas Energy Trust Individuals and Families Fund opened to new applicants on the 1st July. Anyone can apply. Eligibility criteria is quite strict, but generally, to access the the scheme you need to have less than a £1,000 in savings, have energy debts of at least £250 and have already sought advice on money issues from a charity or money advisor (such as Citizens Advice or Home Energy Scotland). You also can't have received a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust within the last two years.
Further details regarding the scheme can be found on the British Gas Energy Trust website on the link above.