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Help From Other Trusts & Funds

By signing an application form to any Trust/Fund administered by Charis you give your consent to be considered for funding from any other Trust/Fund identified and administered by Charis – see details below. The Trusts operate within a ‘shared programme’ with a common application form and assessment process. All relevant information needs to be provided to allow for assessment under each Trust, as detailed in the application forms.

The aims of the following Trusts, which are registered charities, are to relieve poverty, suffering and distress, particularly among those who are unable to pay charges for the supply of domestic energy/water services provided to premises used or occupied by them.

The Trusts provide grants to clear domestic utility debts and other priority household debts and also to purchase essential household items.

Only the account holder can apply for a grant.




EDF ENERGY TRUST

The Trust can help people by giving grants to:

  • Clear domestic energy debts owed to EDF Energy.
  • Clear gas and electricity debts to other suppliers, energy efficient white goods and Bankruptcy deposit/Debt Relief Order (DRO) – such awards are called Further Assistance Payments (FAPs) and an exceptional need must be shown to qualify.
Apply now to the EDF Energy Trust

Who can apply to the Trust?

  • Current domestic account holders of EDF Energy only.




BRITISH/SCOTTISH GAS ENERGY TRUST

The Trust can help people by giving grants to:

  • Clear domestic energy debts.
  • Clear other essential household debts, including energy debts, or purchase essential household items – such awards are called Further Assistance Payments (FAPs) and an exceptional need must be shown to qualify.
www.britishgasenergytrust.org.uk

Who can apply to the Trust?

  • Anyone living within England, Scotland and Wales in need, hardship or other distress. Only the account holder can apply.




NPOWER ENERGY FUND

The Fund can help people by giving grants to:

  • Clear domestic energy debts owed to npower via a three month provisional award scheme. i.e. if an applicant can demonstrate in the three months post provisional award that they can keep up to date with current payments, their debt to npower at the time of applying will be cleared.
  • The Fund does not offer Further Assistance Payments (FAPs).
www.npowerenergyfund.com

Who can apply to the Fund

  • Current domestic account holders of npower only.



ANGLIAN WATER ASSISTANCE FUND

The Fund can help by giving grants to:

  • Clear water and sewerage debts owed to Anglian Water via a six month provisional award scheme. I.e. if an applicant can demonstrate in the six months post provisional award that they can keep up to date with current payments, their debt to Anglian Water at the time of applying will be cleared.
  • The Fund does not offer Further Assistance Payments.
www.anglianwater.co.uk/awaf

Who can apply to the Fund

  • Current domestic account holders of Anglian Water and Hartlepool Water only.