Fuel grants

Apply to get up to £85 towards your electricity or gas bill from the Local Assistance Scheme.

You must apply by 5pm on Friday 1 March 2019.

How it works

The maximum grant available is £85 per household depending on circumstances.

The Local Assistance Scheme only has a limited amount of money to pay for these grants.

Applications received after the closing date will not be processed. Successful applicants will not be notified of the outcome until after the closing date.

Who is eligible

This scheme is open to anyone on a low income including pensioners and it doesn't matter if you receive help with your fuel costs from anywhere else.

Proof required

To support your application you must provide evidence of the following:

  • Proof of any state benefits or pensions received, such as copies of bank/post office statements or DWP award letters.
  • A copy of your most recent Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction decision notice if you are entitled to either.
  • A copy of a letter, bill or statement from your energy supplier showing your account number.

How to apply

If you would like to apply, you can download and print the application form, or pick one up from the Civic Centre, or from any Council library.

Once you have completed the form and attached all the required documents, please send it to:

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Local Assistance Scheme (Fuel grants)
Civic Centre
44 York Street

You can also drop your form off at the Civic Centre reception area.

Please note that applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 1 March 2019. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

What happens next

A letter notifying you of the outcome of your application will be sent to you. If successful, the money will be credited directly to your electricity or gas account. No cash alternative is available.

Contact us

If you have any further questions about the scheme please contact our Customer Service Team:

Telephone: 020 8891 1411
Email: customer.services@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 27 November 2018