Available early April to June 2021
We can now offer help and assistance through the Warwickshire Covid crisis Fund for the following measures:
Boiler Replacement – Broken boilers beyond repair only
Boiler / Heating Repairs & Servicing up to a maximum of £300
Payment of debt on fuel accounts up to £300
Direct payment to suppliers for oil & LPG top ups/ tank fills – Minimum Fills only or bottled gas that is delivered
Funding is on a first come first served basis
WHO CAN RECEIVE HELP
Assistance is available for households who pay by direct debit to an energy supplier, in receipt of paper billing or paying direct to a fuel supplier for oil or LPG.
If you have been impacted by COVID 19, seen a drop in income due to ill health or not being able to work, are struggling to cope with paying bills and accruing fuel debt please check the eligibility criteria below to see if you can apply.
Criteria – You need to be able to prove that your heating system is broken or in need of repair, you are struggling to heat your home and manage the cost of your fuel bills, have accrued fuel debt, struggling to find the money to pay your monthly direct debit or the amount needed for a minimum fill/ delivery of an oil or LPG tank/ bottled gas .
Please note – Applications from households with credit on their fuel accounts and those who are unable to prove they are struggling to make ends meet on their current income will not be processed. This is a crisis fund and is only available to those most in need, Fraudulent attempt’s to obtain assistance are taken seriously and will be reported to the police. Those receiving assistance will not receive cash payments, payments for Gas or electricity, Oil & LPG will be paid directly to your energy/ fuel supplier by Act on Energy. The amount of the payment will be confirmed upon receipt of application, in all cases there is a cap.
Qualifying benefits – If you are in receipt of one of the following
- Income Support
- Income based Job seekers Allowance
- Income related Employment Support allowance ESA
- Universal Credit
Or Other Criteria
If you have a gross household income (this includes all income coming into the home from all occupiers aged 18+) of £30,000 or less and:
- seen a significant drop in income due to Covid 19
- Recently made Redundant (since April 2020)
- Self employed and unable to work due to Covid 19 or working but with unpredictable income due to the nature of your work
- Any referral from a Foodbank or other qualified referrals form other support agencies
To apply please use the form below, in addition you will need to email us your supporting evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org – evidence is important, without it we will not process your application.