With energy prices rocketing, many people are struggling to keep on top of their fuel payments. Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for an energy grant or support scheme. More information about support with your energy bills can be found on the Citizens Advice website.
If you were born on or before 25 September 1957 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills. If you’re eligible, this Winter Fuel Payment is paid to you automatically, you do not need to make a claim. Find out more about the Winter Fuel Payment.
You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest. These payments are only made when the temperature drops below a certain level for a number of subsequent days. Find out more about the Cold Weather Payment.
If you receive benefits, you might be able to get £150 off your electricity bill or £150 added to your prepayment meter. You don’t need to apply for the scheme – payments are automatic. Find out more about the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
Government grants of £5,000 are available for homeowners choosing to replace fossil fuel boilers with efficient low-carbon heat pumps. Find out more about the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.
The more energy efficient you can make your home and use the appliances in your home then the less you will spend on your energy bills. The Energy Savings Trust has some really helpful tips and advice on how to save money on your fuel bills by using less energy.