22 October, 2021 at 7:59 pm #1142284
Ministers have said they will launch a £500m fund for councils to support poorer families through the winter amid an energy supply crisis and the withdrawal of other forms of financial assistance.
The new household support fund will “support millions” via small grants for food, clothing and utilities, with money being disbursed by local authorities
Now the big question is: how do I get my hands on this cash
From what I can tell some of the moneys gone into local projects. The one in Sussex is called “warmth for wellbeing”
There criteria is:
Heating your home to at least 18°C is important for your health and immune system, especially if you have reduced mobility, are 65 or over, or have a long-term heart or lung condition, diabetes or are pregnant.
And there the warm home discount scheme too.
You might be able to get £140 off your electricity bill or a £140 voucher for your prepayment meter. You can get this under the Warm Home Discount Scheme if you’re either:
- getting the guarantee credit part of Pension Credit
- on a low income
From the people I’ve been talking to this week the local council discretionary fund wont cover heating costs. I think Blackpool’s a good example of this.
COVID19 – Assistance for gas and electricity pre-payment customers
Energy firms are putting in place new measures to help prepayment customers who are struggling or unable to top up during the pandemic.
Suppliers will deal with issues on a case-by-case basis, but if you can’t top up your meter or are struggling to buy credit, please contact your provider directly before making an application to Discretionary Support.
That’s not a lot of good if you buy your gas or electric from a landlord.
Its hard to find out what’s happening to the 500 million fund. I get the feeling local councils don’t want you to know about this or part with the money
I will keep digging
There 500 million up for grabs and while I wont see a penny of it…..I’m not letting those tvvats at the town hall kept it or pass it out to there mates
- This topic was modified 1 month ago by Mr Fishy.
1 member liked this post.25 October, 2021 at 11:04 am #1142313
Today I’m looking in Norwich.
There nothing on offer and no sign of the 500 million grant thingy.
The only advice they offer is:
Help with paying bills
If you are experiencing difficulty paying your energy bills, have been threatened with disconnection or wish to complain about your energy supplier, contact Norfolk Citizens Advice.
I wonder what they did with the money?25 October, 2021 at 12:41 pm #1142314
surprised we can afford anything .Uk almost bankrupt and still giving away billions in aid each year. rumours have it civil servants get a bonus when meeting aid ‘targets’ . you can’t make it up. charity in Uk’s case does NOT begin at home.25 October, 2021 at 12:47 pm #1142315
i just buy a new coat fleecy thing off the market fck the heating.25 October, 2021 at 12:49 pm #1142316
or find a very plumpy gf and use her as a sleeping bag.25 October, 2021 at 1:36 pm #1142317
Cosy babe….they’re giving away free money
Now you can say…. well I dont want it or say where my share !!!
Just H think your a little off the mark there. The overseas budget been cut to £10.9 billion from £14.5 billion & thanks to technology the cost of running the governments shrunk in the last 20 years.27 October, 2021 at 11:45 am #1142344
Today I’m looking at Bath and here is wot they are up too.
Raise awareness of national schemes and policies – Raise awareness of the financial support for fuel payments available. As at 2014: Winter Fuel Payments, Cold Weather Payments and Warm Home Discount Scheme.
So there spending the cash on publicising current schemes28 October, 2021 at 1:39 pm #1142362
jolly Roger you best send my 20 tog thermal knickers back recorded delivery asap
I need to keep my cute bottom warm this winter1 November, 2021 at 1:03 pm #1142404
Ok I think I found the answer to this after a week of phone calls.
You have to call “money advice service” in your area. They’ve been allocated an energy grants for your local area.
I still cant find out how much cash or if they have made any payments yet