Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding
Fenland District Council is working with the Government to process payments for the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding scheme which launched nationally on 27 February 2023.
Who is the scheme for and why?
The majority of households are already receiving the Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) to help with the cost of their energy bills. They will be receiving this in the form of six instalments, paid through their electricity supplier from October 2022 through to March 2023. These six payments will total £400.
Councils are now working with the Government's Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) to contact and make payments of £400 to those households including vulnerable residents who have missed out on this funding because they:
- pay for energy through a landlord, housing manager or site owner
- live in a park home, houseboat or off the electricity grid
This may include:
- Care homes
- Park homes
- Caravan parks
- Some tenants of private and social rented homes
- Homes on a private electricity supply
- Residents of caravans and houseboats on registered sites
- Farmers living in domestic farmhouses
- Other off-grid households.
How to apply
You can apply via the GOV.UK website.
DESNZ will then carry out some initial eligibility checks before passing applications back to us and Anglia Revenues Partnership to complete the verification and process. Payments will then be made within 30 working days. Applications will close on 28 April 2023.
Other ways to apply
If you cannot apply online, call the Government helpline.
Telephone: 0808 175 3287
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Help and Support
For help and support regarding your application please call the Government's helpline on 0808 175 3287