Warm Home Discount Scheme
Your electricity supplier may have signed up to the Warm Homes Discount Scheme which offers a one-off discount of £140 from your electricity bill.
The money is not paid to you, it is a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between September and March.
You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity. Contact your supplier to find out.
You can qualify for a warm home discount if:
- Your supplier was part of the scheme, and
- You or your partner's name was on the bill, and
You fit into either the:
If you are receiving the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit (even if you also get the Savings Credit) you should be automatically considered for the Warm Home Discount.
The criteria for inclusion depends on the supplier but you may be eligible if you are in receipt of certain benefits; your annual income is below a certain amount and you are spending more than 10% of it on fuel; or you have a disability or illness.
How to claim
A letter will be sent to you in December telling you how to get the discount if you apply and whether you need to call a helpline by February the following year to confirm your details.
Your electricity supplier will then apply the discount to your bill by the end of March.
Contact your electricity supplier to find out if you are eligible and how to apply. The number of discounts are limited, so check with them as soon as possible.
People who live in Park (mobile) homes
Contact Charis Grants for more information at:
T: 03303 801 040 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm - apart from bank holidays).
Fill in the Park Homes Warm Home Discount application form to be contacted when the scheme reopens.
Pre-pay or 'pay as you go' electricity meters
If you use a prepay or 'pay as you go' electricity meter, it may be paid to you through a top-up voucher but check with your supplier.
Can I get the Warm Home Discount off my gas bill?
If your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity, you may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead of your electricity bill. Contact your supplier for more information.
Change of Supplier
If you apply for a Warm Home Discount but then change your supplier before this has been credited to your account, you will no longer be eligible to receive the discount from your original supplier. You will have to make an application to your new supplier.
The following suppliers are part of the scheme:
- Angelic Energy - see Robin Hood Energy
- Atlantic - see SSE
- Avro Energy
- Beam Energy - see Robin Hood Energy
- Boost - see OVO
- Bristol Energy - only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’
- British Gas
- Bulb Energy
- Citizen Energy - see Robin Hood Energy
- Co-operative Energy
- E (Gas and Electricity)
- Ebico - see Robin Hood Energy
- Economy Energy has closed - use Ovo Energy
- EDF Energy
- Extra Energy has closed - use Scottish Power
- First Utility - now Shell Energy
- Flow Energy
- Fosse Energy - see Robin Hood Energy
- GB Energy - see Co-operative Energy
- Great North Energy - see Robin Hood Energy
- Green Network Energy
- Green Star/Hudson
- Liverpool Energy Community Company (LECCy) - see Robin Hood Energy
- Lumo - see OVO
- Octopus Energy
- Our Power has closed - use Utilita
- Powershop - see npower
- Ram Energy - see Robin Hood Energy
- Robin Hood Energy - only if you’re eligible for the ‘core group’
- Sainsbury’s Energy
- Scottish Gas - see British Gas
- Scottish Hydro - see SSE
- Shell Energy (previously First Utility)
- Southern Electric - see SSE
- Spark Energy has closed - use Ovo Energy
- SWALEC - see SSE
- Utility Warehouse
- White Rose Energy - see Robin Hood Energy
- Your Energy Sussex - see Robin Hood Energy