About Bulb's Energy Fund

Applications for the Bulb 2022 Energy Fund are now closed due to high demand
There are many reasons why you may qualify for independent financial support. Turn2Us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. Use their online benefits calculator or grants search tool to find out what support you may be eligible for.

The Energy Fund offers advice and financial support to eligible members who need help with their energy costs. 

We’ve partnered with Citizens Advice Plymouth, an organisation that specialises in supporting people with energy debt. The Energy Fund is available to our members across the country, not just in Plymouth.

Find out:

What help the Energy Fund offers

If you are eligible, we’ll put you in touch with Citizens Advice Plymouth. They can give you advice on budgeting, managing debt, and saving energy, as well as the benefits you might be entitled to.

Depending on your circumstances, we may also be able to:

  • offer you a £140 grant
  • write off your energy debts up to £2,000
  • offer you energy-efficient appliances

We expect to start offering financial grants and energy debt write off later this year. If you have an appointment from April 2022 onwards, Citizens Advice Plymouth will get back in touch with eligible members as soon as funds are available. Until then, find out about other ways to get help if you’re struggling with your energy payments.

Eligibility

As well as energy saving advice, you may also be eligible for extra support from Bulb’s Energy Fund. This is an outline of our eligibility criteria for 2021. This may change for 2022 – we'll update this as soon as we know more.

A £140 grant to help with energy costs 

You might be eligible for a £140 grant to help with your energy costs if either:

  • you don’t have access to the gas grid - we’ll use your postcode to check this when you apply
  • you or someone you live with has a disability or long term health problem
  • you pay for your energy by topping up your meter

 

Debt write off up to £2,000 

We may be able to clear up to £2,000 of your energy debt with us if all of the following apply:

  • you are in financial difficulty
  • you have over £150 of energy debt, but are able to pay for your ongoing energy usage
  • you, or someone you live with, has a disability or illness, or has been through a significant life change in the past 18 months which affects your ability to pay

Energy-efficient appliances

You might be eligible to receive a free energy-efficient appliance if all of the following apply:

  • you are in financial difficulty
  • you have one or more essential appliance that’s either faulty or over 12 years old

Essential appliances covered under the scheme are:

  • ovens
  • washing machines
  • fridges
  • freezers
  • microwaves

 

How to apply

Applications for the Bulb 2022 Energy Fund are now closed due to high demand. Find out about:

 

 

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