You could be entitled to £100s off your winter fuel bills.
You may be eligible for a Surviving Winter Grant towards your bills if you are on a lower income and worry about the cost of heating.
About The Surviving Winter Grant
The Surviving Winter Grant was introduced by Wiltshire Community Foundation 10 years ago and has helped 1000’s of vulnerable households in Wiltshire living in fuel poverty. This year they are working with Age UK Wiltshire and Wiltshire Warm & Safe to help people who are experiencing fuel poverty by providing grants towards fuel or other heating related costs.
This year the one-off grant available through Age UK Wiltshire is £150. It will be paid between February and March 2021, unless it is for an urgent heating related expense.
You could be eligible for this grant (1 per household) if you:
• Receive a means-tested benefit or have household annual income below £16,190 (excluding any disability benefits), & are
• Living in fuel poverty (we consider your heating needs, usage and difficulties in maintaining a warm home) &
• Are over State Pension age (applicant or partner)
This grant can be awarded on top of the government’s ‘Winter Fuel Allowance’ and your electricity supplier's ‘Warm Home Discount’.
How to Apply
Call us on 0808 196 2424 and we can send you an application pack in the post.
As part of the application process we will complete a free income maximisation check to ensure you are receiving everything you are entitled to.
We’ll also have a conversation with you about how you manage your heating and energy usage to look at the reasons for your high fuel bills and whether you could be eligible for other support.
We can refer you to the organisation Wiltshire Warm & Safe for more specialist help if needed.