Warm Homes - Vulnerable individuals/families
Grants up to £300 for vulnerable individuals/families living in Cambridgeshire (not including Peterborough) facing fuel poverty to contribute towards future heating costs. For those that are homeless, other costs of keeping warm (such as sleeping bags) will be considered.
Individuals must be referred by an organisation (voluntary sector or local authority) that has assessed the individual’s circumstances and can verify that they are in need of immediate assistance.
Where there is historic debt owed to their energy supplier, the organisation helping the individual will need to seek support from a debt advice agency or other resource. The Warm Homes Grant will not be paid to offset historic debt.
Grants will be paid direct to the energy supplier, or to the referring agent to buy a prepayment token or other items.
Update 18 April 2016
The current year (15/16) funding is running out - there is only scope to support 5-6 more requests.