Find financial help

There are a number of grants to help those who need help with energy and energy efficiency.

It is a complex system so we recommend looking at our below list and guide of who to contact and what is available.


The EDF Fund

You don’t need to be an EDF customer to access this fund. It can help you clear domestic gas and electricity debts owed to EDF Energy and other suppliers as well as help to purchase essential energy efficient household items, e.g. washing machines, cookers. In extreme cases they may also fund Bankruptcy/DRO, Sequestration and Minimal Asset Process fees.

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Warm Homes Discount (2015-2016)

You could get £140 off your electricity bill with the Warm Homes Discount. The core group eligible are those of pensionable age who receive the guarantee element of pension credit. There is a broader group who can apply but the eligibility differs between suppliers.

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Winter Fuel Allowance

This is normally paid automatically but it is worth checking. You should be eligible if you get state pension or other social security benefit (except housing benefit, council tax reduction, child benefit and universal credit).

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Cold Weather Payment

Payments are made when your local temperature is either recorded as, or forecast to be, an average of zero degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days. You’ll get a payment of £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.

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Priority Services Register

Available through your energy supplier, this allows you to access additional services for free and gives piece of mind in the event of a power cut. Available to those of pensionable age or living with disability or impairment.

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Southern Water Charitable Trust

An offer by Southern Water to contribute towards money you owe on your water account if you agree to pay regular installments to clear the arrears. The current schemes available are listed below but are run directly through Southern Water

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