The Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) is providing support of £400 for
energy bills for households in England, Scotland, and Wales without a direct relationship to a
domestic electricity supplier. This support is provided by His Majesty’s Government and is delivered
by local authorities.

The scheme is now open to all eligible households across Great Britain until 31
May 2023.


Subject to applications meeting the eligibility criteria, people who will be able to receive support
under EBSS AF include:

  • care home residents and others in care facilities/sheltered accommodation (wholly or partly self-funded)
  • park home residents, houseboats and caravans that can provide proof of address
  • social and private tenants who pay for energy through a landlord on a commercial supply
  • homes on a heat network/private wire
  • off-grid homes
  • farmhouses used for wholly domestic purposes

How to apply

If you are eligible for EBSS AF, you will need to fill out a short online form via the GOV.UK website.
This form can be found by searching “Apply for energy bill support if you do not get it
automatically” into the search bar on GOV.UK or an internet search engine. Applications are made
directly to His Majesty’s Government, not to or via Local Authorities. If you do not have online
access, you can apply via a contact centre on 0808 175 3287 where a representative will guide you
through the application process.

Once you have applied, your application will be processed and verified. After this if your application
is successful, your details will be shared with local authorities, who will deliver the one-off, non-repayable support. The payment will be made directly into your bank account in a single instalment.

Further information can be found on GOV.UK.

How your data will be used

HM Government and East Hampshire District Council will need to share data about your application.  This is to ensure that we make accurate payments and to allow HM Government to monitor the EBSS Alternative Funding.  If you would like more information about how your data will be shared and used as part of your application, you will find this in the privacy notice which covers the scheme.