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Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSSAF) and Alternative Fuel Payment Alternative Fund (AFPAF)

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Energy Bills Support Scheme -Alternative Funding (EBSSAF)

The EBSS Alternative Funding is a one-off £400 non-repayable payment to eligible households who have not received the main EBSS payment automatically to help with their energy bills between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023, but are still facing increased energy costs.

To apply for EBSS Alternative Funding you need to visit:

Alternative Fuel Payment- Alternative Funding (AFPAF)

The Alternative Fuel Payment Alternative Funding is a one off non-repayable payment of £200 to eligible households who use alternative fuels such as oil, LPG, Coal, Biomass etc.

To apply for Alternative Fuel Payment-Alternative Funding you need to visit:

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will NOT be taking applications for these schemes and should not be contacted for advice on eligibility.

Information and the application forms can be found on and there is also a call centre available 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday on 0808 175 3287

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will be assisting with the payments of both schemes once eligibility has been confirmed.