Help with energy costs

Government support

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 25 September 1956 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills.

This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.

Find out more about the Winter Fuel Payment on GOV.UK

Cold Weather Payment

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.

You’ll get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.

Find out about the Cold Weather Payment on GOV.UK

Warm Home Discount Scheme

You could get £150 off your electricity bill for winter 2022 to 2023 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

The money is not paid to you - it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between October 2022 and March 2023.

Find out more about the Warm Home Discount Scheme on GOV.UK

Water bills

WaterSure Scheme

WaterSure is a scheme which helps some people with their water bills.

Find out about WaterSure on Citizens Advice

Affinity Water

Affinity Water have a low-income fixed tariff for eligible households.

Contact Affinity Water

South East Water

If you are with South East Water there are several schemes and discounts for eligible households.

Contact South East Water

Other resources

Energy supplier grant schemes

You may be able to find grants from your energy supplier.

Check your energy supplier

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