You may be able to get help with your heating and other bills.

Help with your heating bills

Help from your gas or electricity supplier

Some energy companies have support funds and hardship grants available for customers who are struggling.

If you're in debt to your energy supplier, you may be able to get a grant to help pay it off.

They can also offer you advice.

The following suppliers offer support schemes:

Government schemes

Alternative fuel payment

The government also has a new scheme of support if you use alternative fuels (including heating oil) to heat your home, instead of mains gas or electricity. This is to compensate you if you are not receiving monthly payments from your energy supplier under the Energy Bills Support Scheme.

We are waiting for full details from the government and we will update this page when we know more.

Please visit the government’s how households and businesses will be supported by the Energy Prices Bill page for further information.

Help with your council tax bill and benefits

If you're on a low income, you may be able to get help with your council tax bill. To find out more, see our Council tax support pages

Our Claiming support and benefits section has information on what benefits are available and how to claim them.

Help for veterans

The Royal British Legion offers means-tested grants of up to £200 a month for a year for veterans and their families. 

The cost of living grants can help towards everyday essentials like kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs.

You can apply for a grant online or call 0808 802 8080.

Help for parents

All schools in Aldershot and Farnborough have additional funding to support families in need. Please contact your local school.

Making your home more energy efficient

There are a number of schemes and grants available to help make your home more energy efficient. For more details, see our energy efficiency in homes page.

The Energy Saving Trust also has quick tips to save energy at home and a guide to staying warm and saving money on its website.

Getting advice and support

There are lots of organisations that can help you with advice and support. Please see our Helpful advice and support page for more details.

Contact us

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