Thursday - Energy and the Environment

With winter fast approaching and energy prices at an all-time high, we know many people will be struggling and worried about how they will cover the costs of heating their homes this winter. Today we want to share a range of discounts and grants that are available and where you can go to get further advice on your energy costs.

Please take the time to click on the resources below which highlight the support available and how to access this so that you can reach the organisations who are ready and waiting to support you.

DAGCAS Energy Advisor

Emergency Energy Payment Assistance Programme >>

Where to get support and advice - Energy Factsheet [PDF - 420KB]

Energy Saving Tips 

Quick tips to save energy >>

Scroll down below to find out what discounts are available -

Energy Bills Support Scheme Discount

The Energy Bills Support Scheme provides a £400 non-repayable discount to eligible households to help with their energy bills over winter 2022 to 2023.

All households with a domestic electricity connection in Scotland, England and Wales are eligible for the discount.

You do not need to apply for the discount, and there's no need to contact your energy supplier.

The discount will be applied to your monthly household electricity bill for 6 months starting in October 2022.  You'll get:

·      £66 in October and November

·      £67 in December, January, February and March

For more information, please visit

Energy bills support scheme discount >>

Winter Fuel Payments

If you were born on or before 25th September 1956 you could be entitled to between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills.

The amount you get includes a 'Pensioner Cost of Living Payment'.  This is between £150 and £300.  You will only get this extra amount in winter 2022 to 2023. 

For more information, please visit:

Winter Fuel Payment >>

Cold Weather Payments

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if your getting certain benefits.

You will get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.

If eligible, you will receive £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1st November 2022 and 31st March 2023.

For more information, please visit:

Cold Weather Payment >>

Warm Home Discount Scheme

You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2022 to 2023.  This scheme opens on the 1st November 2022.

The money is not paid to you - it's a one-off discount on your electricity bill.

You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity. 

For more information, please visit:

Warm Home Discount Scheme >>

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