Government energy grants for Travellers – but some left out in the cold
Two new discount grants are still available from the government, which could help Gypsies and Travellers with energy costs, say Friends Families and Travellers.
The Alternative Fuels Payment is a £200 grant if you are not on the main gas grid and use alternative fuels, like bottled gas, to heat your home.
Go to GOV.UK and search for ‘Apply for alternative fuel bill support if you do not get it automatically’.
The Energy Bill Support Scheme-Alternative Funding grant is £400 for people without a direct relationship with electricity suppliers.
This may apply if you live on a local authority or private site, or if you are a permanently moored Boater, AND your landlord holds a commercial contract with the energy supplier.
Go to GOV.UK and search for ‘Apply for energy bill support if you do not get it automatically’.
Watch this short video by FFT to see if you are eligible and how to apply.
NOTE: Gypsies and Travellers living on roadside camps and liveaboard Boaters without a permanent mooring DO NOT qualify for these grants. To take part in the campaign to change this, see more on the Friends Families and Travellers website.
By FFT for TT News
(Photograph (c) FFT)