The government has committed to opening the scheme for applications by 27th February at the absolute latest.
Wyre Council have recently been advised that the Government are launching the Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) Alternative Funding.
The criteria for this funding is:
- The household that support is being claimed for is the main or only home address of the person to receive the support.
- The resident or applicant is responsible for paying the household energy bill. This means either directly or as part of a service charge, rent, or other arrangement and may have the impact of increased energy bills costs passed on to them between 1 October 2022 - 31 March 2023.
- The household is not already receiving EBSS payments in whole or in part.
- The household is not a business premises or other form of non-domestic premises. It must be used solely or mainly for domestic purposes. This is except for businesses whose main business activity is to provide long term residential accommodation (landlords, etc.).
How to apply
The scheme will be launched in early 2023.
Applications will be made directly through the gov.uk website and not via Wyre Council.
If you are eligible for the payment, your payment details will be shared with Wyre Council to confirm your home address and make the payment.