Wiltshire residents can claim up to £250 (whilst funds last!) from the Centre for Sustainable Energy to help with their heating and fuel bills over the cold period. This time round the fund is paying either for top up vouchers for your prepayment meters or credit into your energy account if you pay by direct debit. The fund can also help with solid fuels also such as LPG gas bottles, wood or coal.
To be eligible, you will need be in receipt of a means tested benefit, of pension age, or of working age and receiving a disability benefit (or you/someone in the household has a health condition worsened by the cold). You also need to be struggling with their fuel bills and keeping their home warm.
The fund can also help with boiler repairs of up to £300.
To apply, you can call the advice line number on 0800 038 5722.
The Surviving Winter Fund is first come first served, and the deadline will be in May. If the grant money runs out they can look at other funds you may be eligible for.
Further information and help is available on the Centre for Sustainable Energy’s website.