Fuel grants

As part of the Local Assistance Scheme, we are now offering grants to assist eligible residents with fuel bills over the winter period.

You must apply by 5pm on Friday 24 February 2017.

How it works

The maximum grant available is £85 per household depending on circumstances.

Applications will be assessed on a first come first serve basis. The Local Assistance Scheme only has a limited amount of money to pay for these grants.

Who is eligible

The scheme is open to all residents on low incomes, including pensioners, those on benefits and those with low earnings.

Proof required

To support your application you must provide evidence of the following:

  • Proof of any state benefits or pensions received, such as copies of bank/post office statements or DWP award letters.
  • A copy of your most recent Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction decision notice if you are entitled to either.
  • A copy of a letter, bill or statement from your energy supplier showing your account number.

How to apply

If you would like to apply, you can download and print the application form, or pick one up from the Civic Centre, or from any Council library.

Once you have completed the form and attached all the required documents, please send it to:

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Local Assistance Scheme (Fuel Grants)
Civic Centre
44 York Street

You can also drop your form off at the Civic Centre reception area.

Please note that applications must be received by 5pm on 24 February 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

What happens next

A letter notifying you of the outcome of your application will be sent to you in early April. If successful, the money will be credited directly to your electricity or gas account. No cash alternative is available.

Contact us

If you have any further questions about the scheme please contact our Customer Service Team:

Telephone: 020 8891 1411
Email: customer.services@richmond.gov.uk

Updated: 17 January 2017