Helping people get back on their feet and remain debt free.
The British Gas Energy Trust, which incorporates the Scottish Gas Energy Trust, is an independent Charitable Trust established in 2004. The Trust aims to contribute to the relief of poverty, with a particular focus on fuel poverty, helping those who are struggling to pay for their use of gas and electricity to get back on their feet and remain debt free going forward.
The Trust provides a significant difference to the lives of those in need by awarding grants to clear energy debts. The Trust also funds voluntary organisations to provide money and fuel debt advice services.
Due to severe pressure on the Trust's budgets, awards will only be made to the highest priority cases e.g. applicants in extreme hardship and with exceptional/multiple vulnerabilities. If you have received debt advice before applying, you will have a greater chance of success.
Click here for details of ways in which the Trust can help. Detail of other organisations that may be able to help you are also given.
The Trust provides funds to charitable advice agencies based in England, Scotland and Wales for Local Advisers to deliver specialist money and fuel debt advice services in communities. They can also help you over the telephone if you do not live locally.