Funding is being made available to help financially vulnerable people who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

The British Gas Energy Support Fund has been set up in response to the increasing cost of living and rising inflation to help eligible British Gas customers with fuel debt of £250 to £1,500 to pay their energy bills over the coming months.

To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are a British Gas credit or pre-payment meter customer living in England, Scotland, or Wales
  • Have not received a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust within the last 12 months
  • Are seeking a grant to clear an outstanding debt on a current or open gas, electricity or dual fuel energy account in their name or be a member of that household, the energy account must relate to the main residence
  • Have electric and/or gas debt between £250 – £1,500
  • Must be in or facing Fuel Poverty
  • Have received help from a money advice or guidance agency

Grants over £1,500 will be considered in exceptional circumstances.

The fund, which is administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, will remain open until all funding has been awarded.