Energy grants and advice

Keeping your home warm with the right support.

Winter fuel payment

If you were born before 25 September 1957 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’. The amount you get includes a ‘Pensioner Cost of Living Payment’. This is between £150 and £300 and you’ll get this extra amount in winter. This is in addition to any other Cost of Living Payments you get with your benefit or tax credits.

Visit the government website to find out more Winter Fuel Payment: How much you’ll get – GOV.UK (

Warm Home Discount scheme

You could get money off your electricity bill for winter 2024/2025 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The scheme will reopen again in October 2024.

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 and you’re eligible.

Visit the government website to find out more  or speak to your supplier – Warm Home Discount Scheme: Overview – GOV.UK (

National concessionary fuel scheme

You could get free solid fuel or a cash allowance for fuel if you’re an ex-employee of the National Coal Board (NCB) or British Coal Corporation (BCC).

You need to qualify to get the fuel allowance through the National Concessionary Fuel Scheme (NCFS), and you can only get the cash allowance if you’re already getting fuel through the scheme.

Visit the government website to find out more National Concessionary Fuel Scheme: Overview – GOV.UK (

Cosy Homes in Lancashire

Cosy Homes in Lancashire provides you with access to cost effective ways of keeping your home warm whether you own or privately rent.
CHiL is a partnership of the 15 Local Authorities in Lancashire, offering residents in the region access to free first time central heating, gas connections, affordable heating solutions, energy advice and support on a range of money saving energy measures to help you keep warm and save money –

Comparison Websites

It’s worth using comparison websites to check whether you can get a better deal on bills like energy and home insurance: