Havebury can help with fuel costs
Help cut your energy bills
My Home Energy Switch is an energy supply service from the National Housing Federation to help tenants reduce their energy bills. This service is completely free and impartial and on average customers save £72.84 on their energy bills.
How does it work?
All you need to do is call 0800 0014 706 or go to their website with your postcode and a current energy bill. The My Home Energy Switch team will do the rest.
If you have been on an income-based benefit for over 26 weeks such as Income Support, JSA, ESA or Pension Credit you should be able to get loans from Jobcentre Plus for urgent fuel bills. These loans are interest-free and recovered through future benefit payments. These loans should be considered as a one-off method that enables you to begin budgeting and saving for future payments. They would also limit your ability to get further budgeting loans if unforeseen expenses occur. You can print off these forms at GovUK or contact your local JobCentre Plus
Charitable Grants towards fuel bills
Charis works with the following companies and Local Authorities to deliver a number of Charitable Trusts, Hardship Funds, Rebate Schemes, Social Tariffs and Local Authority Welfare Schemes:
• British Gas • EDF Energy • Affinity Water • nPower • South East Water • Anglian Water • First Utility • Scottish Power • North Yorkshire County Council • Cambridgeshire County Council
For further information visit their website.
British Gas - British Gas Energy Trust
Applications are welcomed from customers of all energy companies however you must be living within England, Scotland or Wales to be eligible to apply. The Trust prioritises help to applicants who are clearly struggling to pay their domestic gas and electricity bills. Grants can be awarded to clear domestic gas and electricity debts, clear other priority debts (known as Further Assistance Payments (FAP)) and buy essential household items. Applications can also be made for Bankruptcy or DRO fees on behalf of clients.
Website Telephone: 01733 421060 Email
EDF - EDF Energy Trust - Home
Only current customers of EDF Energy can apply. The Trust prioritises help to applicants who are clearly struggling to pay their domestic gas and electricity bills. Grants can be awarded to clear domestic gas and electricity debts, clear other priority debts (known as Further Assistance Payments (FAP)) and buy essential household items. Applications can also be made for Bankruptcy or DRO fees on behalf of clients.
Website Telephone: 01733 421060 Email
NPower - npower Energy Fund
The Fund can help with grants to clear debts of gas and/or electricity charges owed to npower via a three-month provisional award scheme. i.e. if an applicant can demonstrate in the three months post provisional award that they can keep up to date with current payments, their debt to npower at the time of applying will be cleared. The Fund does not offer Further Assistance Payments (FAPs).
Website Tel: 01733 421060 Email
Warm Homes Healthy People Fund
Support is available for Suffolk residents who struggle to keep warm or worried about the cost of heating their home. The funding is designed to support those most in need of additional help through the winter months. Visit their website or telephone 03456 037 686.
Anglian Water Assistance Fund
The Anglian Water Assistance Fund (AWAF) has been set up to support customers in financial hardship. The fund is administered by Charis Grants Ltd on behalf of Anglian Water and the aims are:-
• To administer a grants programme aimed at reducing water and sewerage debt for customers experiencing poverty and hardship throughout the region.
• To make awards that will help people recover from the burden of debt and become financially more stable.
• Please call on 01733 421060 for an application form