Heating your Home - Grants and Benefits
Either you or your service users may be struggling with fuel poverty. The below details help that is available should it be needed:
The cold winter nights are drawing in on us and heating your home can be an expensive task. With the threat of hypothermia, flu and even coronavirus it has never been so important to stay warm. Purchasing thermal clothing, including fleece gilets, insulated hats and gloves, scarves, and thermal underwear, can be a pricey but worthwhile and essential investment, so a little financial support with heating your home is a welcome relief.
We have detailed below all grants and benefits available, along with eligibility criteria. Have a read through and apply online today!
- Homes warmed by electric heating only:
If you have electric heating in your home or property and it’s costing you a fortune to run, you may be eligible for a FREE electric storage heater grant.
To check if you qualify please visit: www.ecologic-solutions.co.uk/free-storage-heater-grants
- The Warm Home Discount is a government scheme that is designed to help fuel poor and vulnerable households in England, Scotland and Wales by giving those eligible a rebate off their electricity bill. This would be a discount taken off your heating bill rather than a sum of money given to an individual.
- Winter Fuel Payment
The Winter Fuel Payment is an annual one-off payment to help you pay for heating during the winter.
You are usually eligible for the Winter Fuel Payment if you were born on or before 26 September 1955.
- Cold Weather Payments
Cold Weather Payments are one-off payments to help you pay for extra heating costs when it’s very cold. The way that you are classed as eligible for these payments is based on how cold the weather is for a specified time period.
- Warm Home Discount Scheme
You might be able to get £140 off your electricity bill under the Warm Home Discount Scheme if you’re eligible.
Of course, you may not have been aware of these benefits and grants in previous years and may be feeling the strain of mounting heating bills from winters past. If you’re in debt to your energy supplier, you might be able to get a grant from a charitable trust to help pay it off.
The following energy companies offer grants and schemes that are open to anyone - you don't have to be a customer:
There are also companies who offer grants specifically for their customers:
For more information on grants, benefits, and eligibility, please visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/get-help-paying-your-bills/grants-and-benefits-to-help-you-pay-your-energy-bills/