Please note that the Home Heating Support Fund is now closed for new applications. Funds will be allocated to existing applications until funds have been exhausted.

This fund is for people struggling to pay their fuel bills.

Who can use the Home Heating Support Fund?

If you’re worried about your energy bills, you might have started “self-rationing”. This means you’re cutting back on energy so you can pay for other things. You might hear this talked about as the choice between “heating and eating”. If you can’t afford to do both, you’re forced to make a difficult decision between food and warmth.

The fund is open to self-rationers who have received energy or debt advice.

How do I use the Home Heating Support Fund?

A number of organisations can apply on your behalf. You can find the list on the Home Heating Advice website.

You can also apply yourself through the Home Heating Support Fund website. You’ll be asked to gather evidence to support your application. A list of what the fund is looking for can be found on the website.

If you can’t go online, Citizens Advice Scotland can help you apply for the fund. You can call them on 0800 028 1456.

The Home Heating Support Fund is open until March 2024 or until funds have run out.

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