Guidance on the Energy Bill Relief Scheme: help for businesses and other non-domestic customers (Northern Ireland) has now been published:
The scheme will be available to everyone on a non-domestic contract, who meet certain criteria. This includes:
- voluntary sector organisations, such as charities
- public sector organisations such as schools, hospitals and leisure centres
It will be automatically applied to bills from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023.
It come as welcome news following the initial announcement by the UK Government in September and uncertainty on its roll out in Northern Ireland. The voluntary sector continues to see ever-increasing costs of energy that is putting additional strains on sports clubs and organisations.
The NI Sports Forum continues to engage with representatives across parties to raise key issues on behalf of member organisations.