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We are now administering applications from residents who did not meet the criteria of the core scheme but have individual circumstances meaning they are less able to adapt to increasing energy costs.

The council has been allocated £166,800 in funding to provide support to other energy bill payers who are not eligible under the terms of the core scheme, or to provide carefully targeted ‘top-up’ payments to the most vulnerable households.

For the purpose of this scheme the Council has decided that the following eligibility criteria must be met in order to receive a payment

Phase 1

Properties in bands E-H where:

  • Council Tax Support is being awarded

  • Carer disregard awarded

  • Severely Mentally Impaired disregard awarded

Bands F-H where disabled relief awarded

In all cases to qualify, your household must not have received a payment under the core Council Tax Energy Rebate Scheme.

If you are paying council tax by direct debit you will be paid automatically and we will be in contact by email or letter to confirm eligibility and payment. Otherwise, we are contacting all eligible households by email and letter inviting them to submit an application via our on-line Portal.

We only have limited funds for this discretionary scheme so applications will be assessed and ranked on a priority basis. Successful applicants will receive up to £150 per household.

Please click on the Energy Rebate portal link (in green) below:



We are advising householders to be vigilant as we have been made aware that scammers are contacting people by phone and email and requesting bank details in order to access the energy rebate.

Stroud District Council will never call you and request your bank details over the phone.

If you are concerned about any contact you have received regarding the Energy rebate scheme please either email or call us on 01453 766321. 


Thank you to those residents who have so far submitted an application via our on-line portal. We have so far been able to complete the process for a number of those applications and have paid over £1 million to 6,777 of our residents.

If you have submitted an application but not received payment yet, please be patient and avoid calling us for details of when your payment bill be made as this will delay the process.  The team are working hard to process payments as fast as possible.  We are required by Government to check and verify every application which will mean there will be a delay in payments being received.

If you have not yet applied for your energy rebate please click on the link above (Energy Rebate portal - in green)


The vast majority of direct debit payers should have now received the £150 energy rebate.

It has not been possible to pay a small number of residents who pay by direct debit for reasons like, the bank account name does not match the name on the council tax bill. This is because we are required to verify all details before payment can be made. The team are working through these now and further payment runs are scheduled to pay these accounts over the coming weeks.

Council tax is a property tax levied on domestic properties, whether owned or rented, and helps to pay for local services in the Stroud District. The charge levied on your property will depend on the band of your property and the parish you live in.

  • online-servicespng My SDC account

    A quick and easy way to access council services at any time. Including council tax, business rates, housing benefit and council tax support. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE MY SDC ACCOUNT PORTAL TO CLAIM THE £150 ENERGY REBATE.

  • budgets-greypng Council Tax Energy Rebate - Information from Central Government

    Central government announced on 3 February 2022 various schemes to assist people with the rising cost of living. This includes 80% of households receiving a £150.00 Council Tax rebate from April.

  • for-salepng Tell us about your change of address or household circumstances

    Let us know if you are moving home, either within the district, out of the district or if you are setting up your first account with us. Have you had a change in circumstances? Please let us know if there has been a change in your household circumstances.

  • council-tax-greypng 2021/22 Billing information

    Financial information for Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and The Police and Crime Commissioner for 2021/22. You can also find general information such as how to pay your Council Tax, discounts and exemptions, what to do if you are experiencing difficulties and whether you can get a reduction in your charge.

  • council-tax-greypng 2022/23 Billing information

    Financial information for Stroud District Council, Gloucestershire County Council and The Police and Crime Commissioner for the finanacial year 2022/23. You can also find general information such as how to pay your Council Tax, discounts and exemptions, what to do if you are experiencing difficulties and whether or not you may be able to get a reduction in your charge.

  • council-tax-greypng Council tax bands and rates

    Find out the council tax band for your home and how much council tax you must pay.

  • pay-for-itpng Pay your council tax

    Find out the different ways you can pay your council tax, or how we may be able to help if you are experiencing difficulties, or if you have received a reminder, cancellation letter or summons.

  • online-servicespng Check your council tax balance online

    Use this page to check your council tax balance.

  • informationpng COVID-19 Council Tax Hardship Fund 2020/21

    The Stroud District Council hardship policy is now available to view.

  • agenda-greypng Council tax support

    Council tax support is financial assistance available to low income households to help you pay your council tax.

  • informationpng Council tax discounts, exemptions, empty properties and second homes

    Depending on your circumstances, it may be possible to get a reduction on your council tax bill. You will also find information on our empty property policy, second home policy and annexe discount.

  • tickpng Receive your bill by email

    E-billing provides a faster, more efficient and convenient way to receive and check your bills.

  • informationpng Council tax adult social care precept explained

    Information concerning the charge levied on your bill for the adult social care.

  • policiespng Cabinet Office privacy notice for council tax

    IMPORTANT NOTICE The fair processing notice gives information on how the Council is allowed to use the information you provide to us.

  • boundary-maps-greypng Boundary changes effective from 1 April 2020

    Important information regarding boundary changes.

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