Martin Lewis is urging struggling families to apply for up to £1,500 in extra cash to help with rising energy bills.
The British Gas Energy Trust offers support to help those who are struggling with energy loan.
The supplier already offers grants of up to £750 to its customers if they are struggling with energy costs. £6 million fund,
But for those who need help, a different scheme will reopen, regardless of their supplier.
It is called The British Gas Energy Trust Individuals and Families Fund.
To qualify for the scheme, you must have an energy loan of between £250 and £750 and have less than £1,000 in savings.
You have not received any grant from any fund in the last two years.
Martin Lewis explains in his latest Money Saving Expert Newsletter That application and eligibility can be difficult and that it is often easier to apply for funds through a charity.
The financial guru said the main ones that can help are National Energy Action, Home Energy Scotland and Citizens Advice.
Energy bills have hit millions in recent months. has increased rapidly due to limiting the cost of bills of Billpayers shot up to 54%.
And a further £1,000 The average duel again in October may have added to the fuel bill.
Many energy suppliers offer grants to struggling customers hardship fund,
But the British Gas Energy Trust is unusual in that it offers grants to non-customers as well.
You can apply through British Gas Energy Trust website,
Since there is likely to be a high demand, be aware that cash is most likely to go to those most in need.
Applications also take time to process, so you won’t get your cash right away.
It’s worth checking with your own provider to see if they can give you any help.
Scottish Power, Octopus Energy and the Bulb Hardship Funds are among those offered.
The quantity and food capacity are different for each company.
Can I apply for a British Gas Energy Trust grant?
To apply for a grant of up to £1,500, you must reside in England, Scotland or Wales and have not received a grant in the past two years.
You will also need to apply for a grant so that you can be approved. outstanding debts On a current or open gas, electric or dual fuel energy account in your name, or become a household member.
Energy account should also be registered in your main house.
If you have less than £1,000 you can also apply Savings and has received assistance from a funding advice agency.
How can I apply?
To apply for a grant, you will need the following information:
Proof of funding advice received in the last three months
proof of all household incomeIncluding recent three consecutive salary slips or benefit statements less than one year old
The meter read of your gas and electricity account if you are a British Gas customer, or have your latest gas and electricity bill.
I’m Struggling With My Bills – What Can I Do?
There are many charities and organizations that may be able to help you put your finances back together.
You can approach these organizations as they can help you get your finances back on track:
national credit line – 0808 808 4000
step change – 0800 138 1111
citizen advice – 0808 800 9060
Energy suppliers also have plans where you can apply for a free grant to pay off your energy bills.
You can also apply to have your energy loan terminated, or get funding for energy efficient appliances.
Here is the full list of energy suppliers Providing assistance and information on how to apply.
Councils also have plans you can apply to – such as domestic support Fund and welfare assistance programs.
You can receive up to £1,000 in cash if you apply for your local council’s welfare assistance scheme.