If you or someone you know is struggling to pay their energy bills, help might be available from the Household Support Fund through Kent County Council.
Eligible Kent residents will receive a one-off £100 voucher for use towards their household gas and electric costs. Applications are open now until the end of March – or when this budget pot has been distributed. It is on a first come, first served basis and is one voucher per qualifying household.
The scheme is aimed at people who are impacted by the cost-of-living crisis and in need but are not currently eligible and therefore not receiving other government support released over recent months. To find out more, including the eligibility criteria, visit the website here.
Professionals from partnership organisations are also making referrals into the scheme. Successful applicants will receive the £100 Post Office cash-out voucher by text or email, or by post as necessary, and it will be valid for 21 days from date of issue.
Provided by the UK government, the wider Household Support Fund scheme of which this is one element is administered by KCC and designed to support vulnerable Kent residents in need of help with significantly rising living costs.