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Help with fuel costs

Help is available for people who are finding it hard to pay their fuel bills due to steep rises in the cost of energy.

Fuel arrears voucher scheme

We have teamed up with Energywise at the Community Advice and Law Service to provide financial support to Leicester residents who have fuel arrears on their energy supplier accounts.

One-off grants to pay fuel debts are available to eligible applicants. Also available are a wider range of services to assist with reducing energy costs and usage, welfare benefit checks and money management. Please visit for more information or call 0116 296 5361 to speak to a member of the Energywise team.

Energy rebate

The Government has introduced a £150 payment to help households cover rising energy bills. This is being paid as a rebate on council tax bills for most homes in council tax bands A to D. Find out more and how to get your rebate.

Reduce your bills

You may be able to reduce your fuel bills by improving the energy efficiency of your home – for example, by installing a new boiler or insulation. Various grants are available – please see our energy efficiency page.