Energy Advice Service: West Sussex residents and families facing financial hardship, struggling with energy payments, or need help with home grants and repairs can contact the West Sussex Energy Advice Service and speak to the Home Energy Advisors direct via telephone at 01243 974063.
Warm Homes Discount. If you are on a low income, then the Government's Warm Home Discount could save you £140 off your electric bill. Check with your electricity provider to see if you are eligible.
Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice service can help you apply. If your energy costs are high, your household income is low and your home isn't energy efficient, you may be experiencing fuel poverty. West Sussex residents can get help from Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice service. You can call the team on 01243 974063 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm).
The Household Support fund has been extended to help the most vulnerable households deal with rising costs of essentials. If successful you will receive a voucher based on the size of your household, or support with paying essential household bills. You will need to provide evidence to support your application when completing the application form. The West Sussex County Council team will assess your circumstances against our eligibility criteria.
To complete the online support form CLICK HERE
Provider Support: Individual energy companies often have support and advice sachems to help customer struggling with energy costs and energy debt, some are these are listed. If your supplier is not listed contact you could try contacting your supplier to ask if they have support schemes or if you need help to do this contact Arun and Chichester Citizens Advice service.
- British Gas Energy Trust provide dedicated energy debt support to individuals and families facing financial hardship and fuel poverty. You do not need to be a British Gas customer to access this support, the service is available to anyone struggling with bills regardless of energy supplier.
- Bulb Energy Fund
- EDF Energy
- EON Energy Fund
- OVO Energy debt and energy assistance
- Scottish Power Hardship Fund
YouTube Energy Advice Videos
- Loft Insulation https://youtu.be/QRNHm9tgNYY
- Cut the cost in the Kitchen https://youtu.be/w_oCLLtVqQ0
- Gaps in your floorboards https://youtu.be/MRMtQzvRCug
- Window Cracks https://youtu.be/z5uLXUyT0Es
- Door draughts https://youtu.be/6BGMyYibNZQ
Full Playlist https://youtube.com/playlistlist=PLf6Z2V0klW_L_E5YSshfJwPE5ngGvLK6j
FOR MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND ADVICE - CLICK HERE
The Government has put forward a three-part support package worth £9.1 billion. This includes: a £400 rebate on energy bills for all, to be paid back over the next five years at £40 per year from April 2023; a non-repayable £150 cash rebate for homes in Council Tax bands A-D, equivalent to 80 per cent of all households; and £144 million of discretionary funding for local authorities to support those ineligible for the council tax rebate.