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Fuel Bank vouchers for paying gas and energy bills

Energy suppliers are creating Fuel Banks across the UK in partnership with the Trussell Trust and other charities. The centres will offer vouchers as a form of financial assistance for paying utility bills. The locations are being rolled out across the UK. If the centres are successful in helping the vulnerable, then the Fuel Banks will be available on a permanent basis to families facing a crisis.

South Gloucestershire Council does not administer this scheme. The money to create these banks is coming from suppliers such as Npower, British Gas and other organisations, including National Energy Action as well as Trussell Trust. Eligible families on a low income, and who use a pre-payment meter, will receive up to a £49 credit on their bills. They can receive this grant up to three times per year. The voucher can be used for to pay for either gas, heating bills or electricity arrears. For more information about how to apply, contact your energy provider or find out more on the Billhelp website.

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