The EDF Energy Trust helps people in debt with their energy bills who are customers of EDF Energy and the brands formerly known as London Energy, Seeboard Energy and SWEB Energy.
The EDF Energy Trust also helps to educate the public about debt awareness and prevention as well as signposting customers to energy efficiency advice and practical support.
The Trust has been operating since October 2003 and has already been able to make over 3700 awards within their individual and families grant programme amounting to over £1.8 million. The organisational grant programme has also made over 50 awards to agencies totalling just over £1 million.
The Trustees set the policy, and control and monitor the Trust's activities but have entered into an agreement for the adminstration of the charity with Charis Grants Limited, a company with extensive grant management experience.
What help can I get?
The Trust can help you with:
debts of domestic gas/electricity
other essential domestic bills and costs.
You can apply for such help even if you do not apply for help with your gas and/or electricity debts.
The Trust cannot give you a loan, nor can it give you help with any bills you have already paid or any items you have already bought.
The Trust cannot help you with the following:
Fines for criminal offences
Overpayments of benefits
Educational or training needs
Debts to central or local government departments, e.g. tax and national insurance
Catalogues, credits cards, personal loans and other forms of non-secured lending
Medical equipment, aids and adaptations
Deposits to secure accommodation
Grants to Individuals
The EDF Energy Trust can give help only to those who meet the specific criteria.
Who can apply?
To apply for help from the Trust Fund, you must be a domestic customer of EDF Energy Brand. EDF Energy has recently merged their old brands, which you might be more familiar with: London Energy, Seeboard Energy or SWEB Energy.
If you live in a home which is supplied by EDF Energy but you are not the account holder e.g. a lodger who pays gas or electricity as part of their rent, you can still apply to the Trust for help with other household bills or costs (evidence will be required that the household receives its electricity or gas from EDF Energy).
Freepost EDF ENERGY TRUST, EDF Energy Trust, PO Box 42, Peterborough, PE3 8XH