Energy bills

Government support 

People with traditional prepayment meters

Don't forget to redeem your energy bills support vouchers at a Post Office or Pay Point by 30 June.
Check your post, texts, email and spam for your vouchers. Electricity suppliers can reissue lost or expired vouchers.You can get more information about the Energy Bills Support Scheme on the government website.

Home Upgrade Grant

This is a government scheme that can help improve the energy efficiency of vulnerable and low-income homes. It is for homes that do not have gas central heating. The money can towards things like insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels and heating controls to help save up to £400 a year on energy bills. 
You may qualify if:  

Your home has an EPC rating of E, F or G (limited funding is available for EPC D rated properties) 

And either: 

You have a total household annual income of £30,000 or less (before housing costs/bills)  


You receive a means-tested benefit. Get more information about the Home Upgrade Grant on this website

The Warm Home Discount

This will open again in October 2023. Check if you're eligible for the Warm Home Discount in England and Wales.

Isle of Wight support with energy bills

Local organisations may be able to help if you are worried about energy bills.

The Footprint Trust

The Footprint Trust provide information on saving energy and water in the home on the Island. You can call them on 01983 822282 or use The Footprint Trust website.

Ventnor Town Council

In partnership with Ventnor Co-op, Ventnor Town Council can issue vouchers for food or fuel meter top-ups. You must be referred by Ventnor Community Foodbank, Baby Box IW, Ventnor Early Years or family liaison officers at local schools.

Living Well and Early Help 

Living Well and Early Help offer help with food, energy, debt, housing advice and more. They run community groups, coffee mornings and other activities. Call 01983 240732 or email 

Useful websites

If you're struggling to pay your bills get tips from Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert.

Get tips and actions for saving energy from ofgem

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