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British Gas Energy Trust

The British Gas Energy Trust is a registered charity which aims to help individuals and families in poverty, suffering or other distress who are struggling to pay their gas and/or electricity debts. Applications to the Trust are welcomed from anyone living within England, Scotland or Wales.

The Trust helps by giving grants to:

  • Clear gas and electricity debts.
  • Clear other priority household debts or purchase essential household items such as:
    • Boiler replacement
    • Energy efficent white goods
    • Funeral arrears
    • Bankruptcy/DRO/LILA (Scotland) fees.  These payments are known as Further Assistance Payments (FAPs)

The aim of the Trust is to give vulnerable individuals and families a fresh start and enable them to remain debt free going forward. Applicants are strongly advised to seek money advice before applying to the Trust to increase your chance of a successful application.

This service, organisation or event is listed for your information. With the exception of services offered directly by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, inclusion on SHIP does not confer or imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. The Council can take no responsibility for the quality, reliability or accessibility of the service, organisation or event listed. You should thoroughly check the service or event, and the organisation running it, before deciding to take part or attend.


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