Grants to help pay off energy debts
If you’re in debt to your energy supplier, you might be able to get a grant from a charitable trust to help pay it off.
The following energy companies offer grants and schemes that are open to anyone - you don't have to be a customer:
There are also companies who offer grants specifically for their customers:
- npower Energy Fund
- Scottish Power Hardship Fund
- Ovo Energy Fund
- SSE (Southern Electric) Priority Assistance Fund - check if you're eligible by calling 0800 072 8616
The organisation Charis Grants lists grants and schemes from energy companies.
When you apply for a grant, you'll have to provide detailed information about your financial situation in your application. It could take a while to complete, and it might be worth getting help applying.
You can get help from an adviser at your local Citizens Advice to submit an application to any of these schemes.
Before you apply
Charitable trusts like you to show that you have received debt advice before you apply. Debt advice can help you manage your debts and increase your chances of making a successful application.
Further help from an Adviser
For an energy appointment with a local Citizens Advice adviser in Dorset, please call 01929 775500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org