Release Date: 08 February 2018
Over 250 people have already applied for a one-off grant of £85 this winter to help with their fuel bills…and there are still two months left for others to apply.
If you are on benefits or have a low income you may be eligible for help from the Council with heating bills. Grants of up to £85 per household are now available from the Council helping to protect residents who are at risk from living in fuel poverty.
Last year nearly 800 people received the one-off grant and the need continues to exist across the borough.
Richmond Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Stephen Speak, said:
“Despite the loss of over £30m in Government grant, the Council wants to support residents who may be struggling to pay their fuel bills. In winter we know that these grants can make a real difference to families in the borough and I encourage people to apply as soon as possible.”
If you would like to apply you can download the Fuel Grants application form from the Council website or pick up a hard copy from the Civic Centre in Twickenham or Council libraries across the borough.
The deadline for applications is the 30 March 2018.
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Updated: 2 March 2018