Our 2022 achievements

Making a difference


Local and national charities supported


New community organisations funded via Energy for Tomorrow


Donated and fundraised for charities


Mandatory and voluntary spend to help people with their energy bills

With over 20,000 dedicated colleagues, we’ve the passion and reach to make a world of difference in our communities.

We’re making a difference by focusing on three key areas - helping people with their energy today, building a more sustainable energy future for tomorrow, and supporting the communities we serve.

Towards this, we support a range of organisations with money and expertise including through our goal to give 100,000 days by 2030, driving positive change and making a real impact.

Below, you'll find some examples of our work.

British Gas Energy Trust

The Trust is an independent charity funded solely by British Gas, to help tackle fuel poverty.

The Trust funds over 50 frontline money and energy advice charities, while directly providing grants and energy vouchers to those who are struggling with their energy bills. The Trust additionally manages the British Gas Energy Support Fund, set up to support customers during the energy crisis. In total since 2004, we've provided over £130 million to the Trust which has helped more than 500,000 people.

British Gas Energy Trust

Energy for Tomorrow

Our impact fund provides grants and expert advice for community initiatives that deliver affordable and sustainable energy solutions.

With money generated from solar panels we installed at nearly 270 schools over a decade ago, the fund now focuses on helping communities transition to net zero with targeted regional campaigns across the UK. Our fund has £600,000 to spend annually, with grants of up to £100,000 available. To date, we’ve helped more than 26 community initiatives across the UK.  

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The Big Difference

We're making a big difference by supporting local causes that colleagues and communities care passionately about.

Having moved from a national to a colleague-led local charity approach in the UK during 2022, nearly 5,000 colleagues voted to focus our efforts on tackling poverty, supporting health and helping children & young people across the communities where we live and work. By inspiring colleagues to volunteer and fundraise while providing £2 million in donations and matched funding, we’ve helped over 400 charities so far.

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Focus Ireland

To help prevent family homelessness, Bord Gáis Energy has been working with Focus Ireland since 2015.

With more and more people facing homelessness in Ireland, we extended our partnership out to 2025 and have pledged a further €2 million to Focus Ireland which brings our total commitment to €4.4 million. By the end of 2022, colleagues had volunteered hundreds of hours and fundraised €248,000 for the cause. This has helped over 7,000 families experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their home.

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People & Planet Plan Update 2022

Supporting communities, our planet and each other

From creating a more inclusive team by 2030 to helping our customers be net zero by 2050, explore our progress.

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