British Gas Energy Trust
The British Gas Energy Trust is open to anyone, not just British Gas customers. If you’ve had debt advice from a trusted organisation like us, they can help to deal with gas or electricity arrears if you’re not able to get a grant from your current supplier.
Check if you can get a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust.
Get advice and financial support to improve your home’s energy efficiency
The Energy Company Obligation
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a UK-wide scheme offering energy efficiency improvements for low income and vulnerable households.
The scheme will advise you how your energy supplier may offer to make improvements for free or where your supplier may fund part of the improvement and ask you to pay some of the cost yourself. There’s no obligation to have the improvements or pay more than you want to.
Find out more about ECO and check if you’re eligible.
Some local authorities may have grants or loans to help pay for energy efficiency improvements.
To check if your local council offers these you can find your local council website.
Home energy grants
The Simple Energy Advice website has information on saving money on your energy bills. You can also search home energy grants available in your area.
Energy advice, support and help with repairs in Wales
The Nest scheme offers a range of free, impartial advice and, subject to eligibility, a package of free home energy efficiency improvements such as a new boiler, central heating, or insulation.
Find out more about the Nest scheme.
Home improvement loans
Essential repairs can be funded through a home improvement loan to pay for work to make your home warm, safe and secure. Interest-free loans of up to £35,000 are available for those who are eligible. The loans are managed by local authorities.
Find out more and see if you can get a home improvement loan.
Energy advice and support in Scotland
Home Energy Scotland
Home Energy Scotland offers advice and support to eligible households, including free or subsidised installation of heating and insulation. This is run on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Find out more about Home Energy Scotland.