Fuel Poverty Grants – Warm Front Payment
What Is The Warm Front Scheme?
The Warm Front Payment Scheme and also known as the Warm Home Discount Scheme is one of many government funded initiatives that have been brought in to alleviate fuel poverty in the UK.
There are currently several “HELP TO HEAT SCHEMES ” running by the Government which have been very beneficial to helping people with their heating bills.
How Does The Warm Front Payment Scheme Work?
The Warm Front Payment Scheme is especially for elderly people on means tested benefits to help them with their fuel bills.
These benefits include Pension Credit Guarantee
You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2021 to 2022 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
The money is not paid to you directly – it’s a one-off discount on your electricity bill, usually paid between October 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.
Who Is Eligible For The Warm Front Payment ?
There are 2 ways to qualify for the Warm Home Discount Scheme:
You get the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit – This is known as the ‘core group’
you’re on a low income and meet your energy supplier’s criteria for the scheme –
How you apply for the Warm Home Discount Scheme depends on how you qualify for the discount.
When does the Warm Home Discount scheme 2021/22 open?
The Warm Home Discount for winter 2021 and 2022 will open on Monday 18 October 2021.
Pre-pay or pay-as-you-go meters
You can still qualify for the discount if you use a pre-pay or pay-as-you-go electricity meter.
Your electricity supplier can tell you how you’ll get the discount if you’re eligible, for example a voucher you can use to top up your meter.
Park (mobile) homes
You apply a different way if you live in a park home.
Park homes applications open in the autumn. Find out how to apply for the Park Homes Warm Home Discount.
What Other Fuel Poverty Grants / Help Are Available ?
Eco 3 Grants – Energy efficiency grants to upgrade heating & insulation
Winter Fuel Payments
Cold Weather Payments
Finding a better gas and electricity deal
See Our Fuel Poverty Video
Energy Saving Trust Advice