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British Gas offering £1,500 electricity grant to help struggling customers

today26 June 2022

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Thousands of customers with British Gas are being advised they could be eligible for a grant to help get them back on track with energy payments. The news has come as millions of people continue to struggle with the rising cost of living crisis.

Money expert Martin Lewis has even warned that energy bills could rise by another £1,000 this winter, as Brits continue to struggle against the cost of living crisis, The Mirror reports. Experts at Cornwall Insights predict the Ofgem energy price cap, which sets a limit on the rates a supplier can charge for each unit of gas and electricity you use, will rise to £2,980 in October, before hitting £3,000 in January.

While the government has confirmed every home in England, Scotland and Wales will get £400 off their energy bills – as part of a wider £15billion cost of living package – some households are still finding it difficult not to fall into debt.

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The British Gas Energy Trust offers grants up to £1,500 for customers with an energy debt between £250 – £750. Check the criteria below to see if you are eligible:

  • You live in England, Scotland or Wales
  • You have not received a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust within the last 2 years
  • You must be seeking a grant to clear an outstanding debt on a current or open gas, electricity or dual fuel energy account in your name or be a member of that household. The energy account must relate to your main residence
  • You have electric and / or gas debt
  • You do not have savings above £1,000
  • You have received help from a money advice agency

To apply for the grant, British Gas customers will need the following:

  • Proof of money advice received in the last three months – individuals and families fund only
  • Proof of all household income – including three recent consecutive wage slips or benefit statement less than a year old
  • A meter read for your gas and/or electricity account – if you’re a British Gas customer – or your most recent gas and electricity bill

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