No Child Cold

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Purpose : Small grants will be given to residents who have higher fuel bills because children are at home; fuel is used to heat the home which would otherwise not be the case if children were at school.

Criteria : The “No child cold” scheme aims to:

  • Support energy consumers with school aged children (4-18)* in the household by giving a small grant to residents who have higher energy costs and where school aged children had to stay at home during the winter period as a result of Covid-19 school closures. This is to help cover the additional fuel costs incurred to heat the home when children would usually be in school.

Recipients will live in a household where at least one of the following applies:

  • household income, of those responsible for bills, has fallen due to a reduction in wages, either because of a reduction in working hours, a loss of regular overtime or a member of the household has been furloughed.
  •  The family is a low-income household (defined as being in receipt of UC, tax credits or other income related DWP / local authority benefit) and fuel costs have increased as a result of children being at home because of school closures.
  • The family live in a household where the child would be entitled to free school meals and fuel costs have increased because the children have had to stay at home because of school closures.

Funding

The maximum grant value will be £80.00. This may be split, as the client wishes, between gas and electricity. This is a one-off payment. Only one application is permitted, per household, between January 2021 and 31st March 2021.

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