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Press Release

28 February 2023

New Energy Bills Support Scheme available

A new government energy grant scheme is now being delivered by Fareham Borough Council.

The ‘Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding’ (EBSS AF) is a one-off grant of £400 aimed at 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 meeting eligibility criteria, residents who will be able to receive support under EBSS AF include:

Most households who do have a direct relationship with a domestic energy supplier have already been benefitting from subsidised energy bills through the government's energy bills support scheme, organised by their energy supplier.

Those who are eligible for the EBSS AF scheme will need to fill out a short online form via the GOV.UK website 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 residents do not have online access, they can apply via a contact centre on 0808 1753287 where a representative will guide them 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 make the payment directly into resident’s bank accounts.

Further details can be found on the


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Tel: 01329 236100

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