B&NES Council has allocated £547,000 to provide support to vulnerable residents faced with high energy costs this winter. Help will be provided via pre-paid debit cards and is available for all forms of heating including fuel oil and solid fuels. This is funding has been provided by the Department for Work & Pensions.
Applications can be made to the Welfare Support team on 01225 477277 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the telephone line will be closed on 15th December.
To qualify, applicants must be on a low income, and will need to provide evidence that they are experiencing financial hardship. Funds are limited and offers of help will be based on applicants personal and financial situation.
More details of support available can be found at https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/apply-welfare-support.