Struggling with fuel bills? There is help available.
Friday, January 13th, 2017 | Posted in Blog
As temperatures drop this weekend and much of the country is covered in snow, we are helping to promote the Turn 2 Us No Cold Homes campaign. So if you are struggling with rising energy bills and often keep the heating off even in the coldest weather, please read on.
About the campaign: Research by Turn 2 Us found that one in two working families on a low income are struggling to pay their energy bills. Over 4,000 respondents said that energy costs was causing one in five respondents (20%) stress and worry, and one in six (17%) were cutting back on food to pay their energy bills.
Are you missing out on support?
If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills, you might be eligible for some financial support. Use the Turn 2 Us webtools and information today to see what could be available.
- Benefits Calculator. Check your entitlements to welfare benefits and tax credits, how much you could receive and how to make a claim.
- Grants Search. Check if you’re eligible for support from over 3,000 grant-giving charities, including those who offer help with energy bills.
- Find out more about schemes and grants that may be able to help. This includes help from your energy company, details of the Warm Home Discount, Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments, and help for energy bill debts.
FTCT grants for equipment or specialist support
From mobility equipment, to sensory toys and learning tools, we currently have one-off or ongoing funding available for children with additional needs. Find out how to apply>
Please note: Due to a very high demand for our small grants (funding for essential items £250-£750) is currently paused and will re-open on 1st April 2017.