Alternative Fuel Payment Scheme update and portal

The Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) scheme is delivering £200 to households who use alternative fuels such as heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas, coal or biomass, helping around two million off-grid households to meet their energy costs this winter.

The vast majority of eligible households have received the payment automatically via their electricity supplier during February. Most households do not need to take any action to receive the support.

A small proportion of households will need to apply for the AFP scheme, for example, those without a relationship with an electricity supplier. Applications for the scheme opened on 6 March through a GOV.​UK portal. The portal includes an overview of eligibility and what applicants need to do to apply for support.

To check eligibility and apply, people need to search for “Apply for the alternative fuel bill support if you do not get it automatically” in the search bar on GOV.​UK or in an internet search engine.

Further information on the Alternative Fuel Payment Scheme: