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If you cannot afford to pay your energy bills

If you’re having problems paying your energy bills, help may be available.

Contact your supplier

Talk to your energy supplier as soon as possible. They’ll work with you to agree a payment plan based on what you can afford. They can also give you advice on how to use less energy.

They might also have funds or grants you can apply for.

The following energy suppliers have grants available for their customers:

If your supplier is not listed you should contact them directly to check what support they can give you.

Where else you could get help from

You could get financial help from:

  • the government
  • charities

What you can get depends on your personal circumstances.

Find out what financial help you could get.

Contact Advice Direct Scotland

Advice Direct Scotland can help if you:

  • have issues with your supplier
  • want to complain to your energy supplier
  • are having problems with your energy bills

If you're not connected to a gas supply

If the only source of energy for your home are fuels like oil or coal, you can get help from the Fuel Bank Heat Fund. Contact one of the Fuel Bank Foundation’s registered partners to apply.

More help with energy costs

You could also get help and advice from these organisations:

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