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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.’ For more information, go to:

Cold Weather Payment

You may be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment if you are getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest. For more information, go to:


Warm Home Discount

You could get £150 off your electricity bill from October 2024 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme. The money is not paid to you – it is a one-off discount applied to your electricity bill. For more information and to check your eligibility for this, go to:


Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Government grants of £5,000 are now available for homeowners choosing to replace fossil fuel boilers with efficient low-carbon heat pumps. To find out more, go to:


Help for Warmth

This is a scheme run by Ridgewater Energy that provides energy saving advice, home visits, free energy saving products and access to funding for insulation, heating, and renewable energy improvements. For more information, go to:


LEAP – Local Energy Advice Partnership

LEAP is a free service that is helping people keep warm and reduce their energy bills. For more information, go to:



Citizens Advice East Dorset and Purbeck run a project called Fighting Fuel Poverty which provides clients with energy advice and assistance.
Contact them on:

Telephone: 01929 775500



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