Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding

Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF)

The government will be launching a new scheme on the 27th February 2023.   This scheme is aimed at those not benefiting from the Government Energy Support Scheme (£400 reduction on electricity bills). These residents live in households with no domestic electricity meter or do not have a direct relationship with an energy supplier.

It is expected that the guidance will confirm the following people as potentially eligible:

  • care home residents
  • residents of park homes
  • tenants in certain private and social rented homes
  • homes supplied via private wires
  • residents of caravans and houseboats on registered sites
  • farmers living in domestic farmhouses
  • off-grid households


Applications may only be made, centrally, via the Gov.UK website and will then be passed to local authorities to check and make the payments of £400 to those eligible.

Applications cannot be made directly to the London Borough of Redbridge therefore, please go to the GOV.UK website for full details of the scheme and the link to make your claim.

Bogus callers - fraud awareness

There have been reports that thieves are contacting people by door step visits and phone calls offering to assist them in making a claim for the energy rebate.

Do not pass on bank details or personal information to anyone claiming to be from the Redbridge Council Tax team. Redbridge will only offer help when requested by the charge payer.