While warms hubs offer an affordable way to combat spiralling heating bills, for many people the first option will be to stay warm in their own homes this winter. To help manage escalating energy costs, grants are available from a number of energy suppliers.
Energy supplier grants
- British Gas Energy Support Fund – apply for a grant on the British Gas Energy Trust website
- Scottish Power Hardship Fund – apply for a grant on the Scottish Power Hardship Fund website
- Ovo Energy Fund – apply for a grant on the Ovo Energy Fund website
- E.ON Energy Fund – apply for a grant on the E.ON Energy Fund website
- E.ON Next Energy Fund – apply for a grant on the E.ON Next Energy Fund website
- EDF Energy Customer Support Fund – sign up to the priority services register to apply for a grant on the EDF Energy website
- Bulb Energy Fund – apply for a grant on the Bulb Energy Fund website
- Octopus ‘Octo Assist Fund’ – apply for a grant on the Octopus website
- Shell Energy Support Fund – apply for help on the Shell Energy website
- Check if you can get a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust – they may support customers with grants if even if they are not registered with British gas.
Emergency Top-Ups for Young People
Energy suppliers will support young people to access up to three emergency top-ups in times of crisis (there may be some flexibility in exceptional circumstances.
Other help for individuals
Asda also have a special offer for over 60s in many of their cafés.
Support for homes off the gas grid in Cheshire West
Cheshire West & Chester Council have secured funding to deliver energy efficiency measures to eligible off-gas properties and are now accepting applications.
The Home Upgrade Grant will be available to eligible properties that are not heated by mains gas.
If we hear of any other funding opportunities and money-saving offers, we’ll let you know! You can find out about grants for setting up a warm hub in your community building here.