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British Gas customers can claim up to £750 towards their energy bills, and here’s how you can apply.
The energy supplier is urging people to apply for the grant as the cost of living crisis continues to burden families.
Energy prices rose last month by a record-breaking 54 percent after the regulator Ofgem raised the cap on tariffs to £1,971.
This meant that the maximum rate that energy suppliers could charge for an average dual-fuel energy tariff increased by £693.
Now, the new scheme aims to aid families in affording their energy bills.
British Gas customers can apply for grants between £250 and £750 to erase energy debt under the British Gas Energy Trust.
New research undertaken by the company has discovered that four in 10 households will struggle to pay their next energy bill, so the energy firm is now urging people to apply.
You do not need to be a British Gas customer to apply, but a large chunk of the budget is reserved for those customers.
The company found that over a third of energy bill payers are ‘suffering in silence’ over their debts and have tried to hide their worries from their nearest and dearest.
The supplier previously told the Mirror that the average payout per grant application has been £510 so far.
If you’re looking to soften the blow of your own energy bills, and you’ve sought other help and advice in managing your finances, you can apply for the grant.
To apply for a grant on behalf of British Gas, you must:
The site also explains how if you have previously applied and been unsuccessful, you can re-apply if your circumstances have changed.
You can apply for the grant scheme here.
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