Money Wellness
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calendar icon07 Mar 2024

Deadline for British Gas Individual and Families Fund tomorrow

The British Gas Individual and Families Fund is closing tomorrow, Friday March 8th at 4pm, after it was set up in 2021 to help households struggling with energy debt.

Previously, energy customers could receive up to £1,500 in aid from the fund. but this amount recently increased to £2000 due to the ongoing struggle many people face with living costs, and energy bills.

You don’t have to be a British Gas customer to apply.

You can apply for the grant if:

  • You have energy debt up to £1,500 and have a credit energy account or use a pre-payment meter in your home
  • The energy account must be in the name of the applicant
  • You live in England, Scotland, or Wales
  • You’ve not received a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust within the last two years
  • You’ve already received help from a money advice agency
  • You’re in or facing fuel poverty

Apply here.

Not eligible?

If you're not eligible but need help with your energy bills, some other suppliers offer grants .

If your supplier isn't listed here, you should still contact them to try to come to an arrangement to pay off your debt.


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Lydia Bell-Jones

With a background in banking, Lydia has been writing professionally for over five years. She is passionate about helping people improve their personal finances and has a particular interest in the connection between money and mental health.

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