A full list of energy suppliers handing out up to £1,500 bill help – how to apply

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A full list of energy suppliers handing out up to £1,500 bill help – how to apply

A HELPING HAND – Energy bills are forecast to hit £4,200 this winter, so now’s the time to check what help you can get


There’s nothing you can do to avoid the hike in energy bills, but there are schemes and funds available to hold your hand throughout the energy crisis.

Energy suppliers are also offering cash grants to those hardest hit by bill rises. You’ll need to contact your supplier directly to see what they offer, what the eligibility requirements are, and how much you can get.

If you don’t know who your supplier is, give a member of our team a call today before its too late ! Households can get up to £1,500 in grants from the British Gas Energy Trust to help pay their bills.


The debt relief grant is available to both British Gas customers and customers of other energy firms.

Scottish Power will pay up to £750 in grants to help its customers pay off their energy debt.

Bulb has previously offered it’s customers grants worth £140 to help with rising bills.

E.ON, E.ON Next, Octopus Energy and Ovo Energy also offer grants worth hundreds.


British Gas Energy Support Fund

You do not need to be a British Gas customer to apply for this fund – you can be a British Gas Customer, or a customer from another supplier.

To be considered for a grant you must meet all the following criteria:

  • You live in England, Scotland or Wales
  • You have not received a grant from the British gas Energy Trust within the last 2 years
  • You must be seeking a grant to clear an outstanding debt on a current or open gas, electricity or dual fuel energy account in your name or be a member of that household, the energy account must relate to your main residence
  • You have electric and/or gas debt
  • You must be in or facing fuel poverty
  • You have received help from a money advice agency

To support your application you’ll need to provide evidence that you’ve received money advice in the last three months. You’ll also need proof of your current household income.

British Gas customers will also need a recent meter reading – unless they’re on a smart meter.


Bulb Energy Fund

Depending on your circumstances, Bulb may be able to offer you a £140 grant to help with your energy costs.

To be available for this scheme you’ll need to meet some of the following criteria:

  • You’re in financial difficulty
  • You or someone you live with has a disability or long term health problem
  • You pay for your energy by topping up your meter
  • You have over £150 of energy debt, but are able to pay for your ongoing energy usage
  • You have one or more essential appliance that’s either faulty or over 12 years old

It’s expected that Bulb will open applications for the 2022/23 scheme soon – so keep checking its website.


Octopus Energy Assist Fund

Octopus Energy offers a number of support options based on circumstances and need, including access to existing schemes, monetary support from the firms’ fund, or a loan of a thermal imagery camera to find heat leaks at home.

Octopus is encouraging all customers to get in contact if you’re struggling with your bills.


Scottish Power Hardship Fund

Customers could get up to £750 in grants from Scottish Power to help with their energy bills.

You could qualify for help from the Scottish Power Hardship Fund if you’re receiving

  • Income Support,
  • Job Seekers Allowance,
  • Pension Credit, or
  • Employment and Support Allowance

If you think you’re eligible for the cash grant you can apply online and should get a response within five working days.



Contact our trustworthy customer service team via telephone or e-mail to assist in anyway to help your achieve the grants available to you !