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Energy Rebates

Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) 

This is a £400 grant aimed at those residents without a direct relationship with a domestic energy supplier. The scheme is now open to all eligible households until 31 May 2023.

Subject to applications meeting the eligibility criteria, people who will be able to receive support under EBSS AF include:

Most households who do not have a direct relationship with a domestic energy supplier, have already been benefitting from subsidised energy bills through the government's business support scheme.

Those who are eligible for the EBSS Alternative Funding will need to fill out a short online form via the GOV.UK website External Hyperlink. This form can be found by searching "Apply for energy bill support if you do not get it automatically" into the search bar on GOV.UK or an internet search engine. Applications are made directly to His Majesty's Government, not to or via local authorities. If you do not have online access, you can apply via a contact centre on 0808 1753287 where a representative will guide you through the application process.

Once customers have applied to receive support and their applications have been processed and verified, details will be shared with local authorities, who will deliver the one-off, non-repayable support. The payment will be made directly into your bank account in a single instalment.

Applicants can only submit information through GOV.UK External Hyperlink and should not contact their local authority in the meantime. The exact date that an eligible household will receive support will depend on when the application is made and when the payment can be processed by the relevant local authority.

Further details can be found on the Government's website External Hyperlink.

Where can I find additional help and advice?

          Connect for Help External Hyperlink

          National Energy Action  External Hyperlink


If we believe that the occupancy information regarding a property  is inaccurate, we will withhold the payment and take reasonable steps to determine the correct information.

If there is a retrospective change to the Council Tax payer, we will take reasonable steps to pay or claw back any payment made.

Privacy Statement

Your information will be used by Fareham Borough Council to administer the Energy Grant schemes (Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding & Alternative Fuel Payment's Alternative Fund). We have a duty to protect public funds and will use this information for the prevention and detection of fraud, auditing, monitoring, statistical and other research.  The information may be shared with third parties (council departments, other councils, government agencies or external agencies). Further information is available in our Privacy Statement.

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Fareham Borough Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Hampshire, PO16 7AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1329 236100 | Mobile Text/Photo: 07860 098627
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