...

Help with fuel costs now available from County Council

By newtown.wales

3 months ago

News Cost of Living

Grants for helping with fuels cost are now available from Powys County Council and eligible residents are being encouraged to apply online.

Any households getting certain benefits may be entitled to a one-off payment of £200 from Powys Council to provide some support towards paying fuel bills as part of the Welsh Government Fuel Support Scheme.

In addition, as part of the council's Discretionary Cost of Living Support Scheme, some of these households may also be entitled to a further one-off payment of £150 if they are responsible for paying off-grid heating fuel bills.

For more information about the schemes and to check eligibility, please visit Fuel Support Scheme 2022/23 and Discretionary Cost of Living Support Scheme

To ease the application process, the form to apply for both schemes is combined with applicants eligible for both payments automatically identified.

Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for a Fairer Powys said:

"With rising costs and a cold winter ahead of us, the prospect of heating our homes is undoubtable a worrying thought for many of us."

"We strongly encourage all eligible households to get in touch and apply for the grants available to help with the cost of heating our homes this winter."

Cllr David Thomas, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Transformation, added

"Along with these grants to help with fuel costs, the council's main Cost of Living Support Scheme and the discretionary Cost of Living Support Scheme has other one-off payments which may help during this time of austerity.

"We are in the process of writing to households we know are eligible for these schemes, but if anyone else wants to find out more information about what help is available, please just take a look at the council website: Grants and Community Support"


Related or similar stories based on this one

...
Welsh Government Fuel support scheme extended to more than 400,000 low-income households after £90m investment

6 months ago

...
Financial support available for learners and their families

5 months ago

...
Call for Welsh Government to speed up scheme which would ‘take 135 years’ to insulate every house

4 months ago

Local Jobs

Click here to check out local jobs in the Newtown area.

Trending
Wonderful woman who has spent life in Powys town celebrates centenary

2 days ago

Hilltop Honey reveals expansion plans in Newtown

2 days ago

National licensing scheme for special procedures announced

2 days ago

Latest Stories
Police and Crime Panel supports proposed 2023/24 precept

14 hours ago

Council set to leave local landmark

21 hours ago

Powys MS asks FM to consider ambulance response times in consultation

1 day ago

Latest Local Jobs
Powys County Council - Teaching Assistant Level 3

£22,369 to £23,194 per annum pro rata

Supplies for Schools - Warehouse Assistant

unknown salary.

Newtown Town Council - Development Officer

£24,948 to £26,845 per year.