People struggling with their energy bills urged to find out if they’re eligible for support through the £6 million E.ON Energy Fund

By JaneBranscombe

  • E.ON has given away £1 million worth of support to more than 1,600 households since the E.ON Energy Fund launched in April 2015
  • Help is available for all eligible households, regardless of their energy supplier
  • Successful applicants can receive support with the payment of energy debt and the provision or replacement of boilers and white goods
  • Applications are invited from anyone who thinks they may qualify to help provide peace of mind ahead of the winter months

E.ON has today (TUESDAY)
announced that it has so far given away £1 million worth of support to 1,685 households
since it launched the £6 million E.ON Energy Fund in April this year. With
winter on its way, E.ON is urging anyone who thinks they may be eligible to get
in touch now to help alleviate concerns about their energy bills during the
colder months.

The E.ON Energy
Fund is open to all energy customers, regardless of their supplier. People who
are eligible can receive support with the payment of energy debt and the provision
or replacement of boilers and white goods such as washing machines, fridges, freezers,
and cookers.

Applicants or a
member of their household
must meet one of the following criteria to qualify, and must
also provide supporting evidence of meeting this criteria:

  • Be seriously ill or have a terminal illness which can be validated with a letter from a Doctor or Medical Practitioner;

  • Be in receipt of Pension Credit;
  • Be in receipt of means tested Council Tax reduction;
  • Be in receipt of Child Tax Credits or Universal Credit equivalent with a total gross household income of £16,190 or less;
  • Be in receipt of Income Related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Be in receipt of Working Tax Credits with a total gross household income of £16,190 or less;
  • Be in receipt of Income Support or Income based Jobs Seekers Allowance;
  • Be in receipt of Universal Credit but not self-employed or in work;
  • Have a total household of income of £16,190 or less.

David Bird, E.ON’s Residential
and Customer Operations Director, said
: “We’ve made a really good start with our £6
million E.ON Energy Fund since we launched it in April, so far helping more
than 1,600 households with £1 million worth of support.

“But we know there are many
more eligible people out there who may be worried and in need of a helping hand
with their energy bills, especially with winter just around the corner. That’s
why we’re urging anyone who thinks they could qualify for support to find out
if and how we can help.”

The E.ON
Energy Fund is independently managed by Charis Grants which looks after all
aspects of the process, from handling applications through to decision-making
and issuing payments.

  • For full details about the E.ON Energy Fund, including eligibility and how to apply, visit eonenergy.com/energyfund.

  • To access the simple application form for the E.ON Energy Fund via Charis Grants, visit eonenergyfund.com or telephone 03303 80 10 90.

The
E.ON Energy Fund was set up following E.ON’s commitment to Ofgem in September
2014 to give back closed credits (money which E.ON has been unable to return to
customers who’ve left) to households that meet its eligibility criteria and are
therefore in need of extra support

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For more information contact:

Jag Bickham on 02476 181 308 or jag.bickham@eon-uk.com

Victoria Blake on 02476 181 304 or
victoria.blake@eonenergy.com

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