We know the impact unpaid energy bills can have on people’s lives. Having a cold home, no hot water and being unable to afford to prepare hot meals is incredibly challenging.
From gas and electric top-up vouchers and cash-out services to BACS payments, we make it hassle-free for Local Authorities, Charities and Housing Organisations to distribute support to their beneficiaries and tenants. Our range of products and services means that we have a solution that is right for your organisation, helping you to help others when they need it most.
Once you’re set up on our system, it’s as simple as placing an order through our online Portal then our trusted suppliers will provide the voucher or payment directly to the recipient.
Request further information
If you’re interested in finding out more about our Energy Support services and how we could help you deliver this support, complete the form below* and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss it further.
Please note: if you are a member of the public, we do not award cash or energy vouchers directly and this form is only for organisations wishing to find our more about how we can help them distribute help to people in need.
*Your details will only be used to contact you about our Energy Support Provision.
As well as the wide range of physical products we distribute – including white goods, furniture and technology – we have a range of flexible vouchers and services to help you support beneficiaries with necessary payments.
We work with PayPoint to provide a cashless gas and electricity top-up service. Vouchers of up to £49 can be sent via SMS text message or email and scanned for emergency top-ups via a key or card meter.
Our cash-out services with PayPoint enable small awards of £1-£100 to be made quickly and easily. Sent as a unique, one-time-use code via SMS text message, awards can be redeemed at 28,000 locations across the UK and traced to check where they have been cashed.
Need to pay a bill on someone’s behalf, or pay rent in advance? For payments over £100, our comprehensive BACS Service means that we can make the payment on your behalf, ensuring creditors are paid quickly and easily.
All our customers are supported by a dedicated Account Manager, who will give training on using the Portal, answer any questions you may have and help you get the most out of working with us.
Our Helpdesk team are available from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday to help with any order amendments or queries.
Customer case studies
Read about how we have helped customers to provide support with energy bills in our case studies.
We worked with Doncaster Deaf Trust to provide low-risk households most at risk of high energy bills with energy vouchers.
Andy Ellis, Business Development Manager at DDT, said: “FFBS gave us all the help and support we needed and got everything set up in record time.”
We work with North Yorkshire County Council to help deliver their Local Assistance Fund (NYLAF) which supports vulnerable adults and families living with exceptional pressures. As part of this project, we provide energy top ups.
North Yorkshire County Council’s Contract Manager said: “FFBS have helped the Council to provide a high quality service to those residents in North Yorkshire who need support from the Fund the most, while also ensuring that best value is achieved through service provision and the award of items.”