Still time to get &pound85 to help with your fuel bills

Release Date: 23/01/2017

Over 300 people have already applied for a one-off grant of £85 this winter to help with their fuel bills… and there is still one month left for others to benefit.

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 to protect residents who are at risk from living in fuel poverty.

Last year 539 people received the one-off grant – proof that the need exists in the borough.

Richmond Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Geoffrey Samuel, said:

“Despite the loss of over £30m in Government grant, the Council continues to give priority to those who are struggling to pay their fuel bills. In winter we know that these grants make a real difference to families in the borough.”

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 24 February 2017.

Updated: 23 January 2017