Apply for alternative funding for your energy bills

The government is offering two schemes which provide funding to people who do not have a direct contract with an energy supplier and are therefore not eligible for the current Energy Bill Support Scheme. 

Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding

The Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding provides eligible residences with a £400 discount on their energy bills. This includes, for example, care home residents or those living in properties with energy costs paid to a commercial landlord.

Alternative Fuel Payments Scheme

The Alternative Fuel Payments Scheme offers a discount of £200 to those using alternative fuels such as biomass or heating oil.

How to apply

If you are eligible for one of these schemes, you will need to apply through the GOV.UK website. Once you have made an application and it's been approved, your payment details will be shared with the Council in order to process your payment. A privacy notice regarding sharing personal information is available for you to read on our privacy notice page.

Further support

If you need to speak to someone about the schemes, there is a dedicated government helpline to answer your queries. You can access the helpline details at the links below.

Contact Community Support Helpline (Energy Rebate)

0114 273 4567
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