Energy Bill Support Scheme - Alternative Funding

Please note: that the previous Energy Rebate Schemes for £150 utilising Council Tax records closed on Wednesday 30 November 2022. No late applications can be made.

Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF).

Government have launched a scheme to assist those who do not have a domestic electricity meter and contract with an electricity supplier. For example, if you live in a park home, mobile home, houseboat, on a farm or a care home where you pay towards your care. 

In order to qualify, the property must be your sole or main residence. Second homes or holiday homes are not eligible. You cannot receive this payment if you are already getting the monthly £66 directly off your electricity bill. 

Applications may only be made, centrally, via the Gov.UK website and they will be passed to local authorities to check and make the payments of £400 to those eligible. 

The Gov.UK application form is now available on the Government website together with further details.

Applications can be made until 23:59pm on Wednesday 31 May 2023. No applications can be made after that date.

Once your application has been passed to us, we may need to contact you for further information. You will be advised of the outcome of your application. If approved, we aim to make the payment to you within 30 days. 

Applications cannot be made directly to local authorities therefore please do not contact us. If you have any enquiries regarding the scheme, or an application you have submitted, please call the Government call centre on 0808 175 3287. The contact centre is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. 

Alternative Fuel Payment Alternative Fund 

Government have also announced a similar scheme to support those who use alternative fuels as their main source of heating rather than gas. 

This payment will be £200 and will again be applied for through the Government website.  This scheme is now open for applications. 

Applications can be made until 23:59pm on Wednesday 31 May 2023. No applications can be made after that date.

Once your application has been passed to us, we may need to contact you for further information. You will be advised of the outcome of your application. If approved, we aim to make the payment to you within 30 days. 

Applications cannot be made directly to local authorities therefore please do not contact us. If you have any enquiries regarding the scheme please call the Government call centre on 0808 175 3287. The contact centre is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. 

Council tax : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
PO BOX 3446
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1NY

Telephone: 01628 683850