Funds For Cornwall’s Residents Worried About Energy Prices
Funds are available for Cornwall’s Residents to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, important when folk are worried about rising energy prices.
Cornwall Council and Community Energy Plus have produced leaflets about the scheme and there are links to these below the screenshots.
If you are a business or a resident with outside lighting, could you save money and reduce light pollution – good for human and animal health as well as the planet and your pocket? Well, take a look at this leaflet to ensure your lighting is not bad for your pocket and the environment.
There is other help out there so, if worried, take a look on the Cornwall Council website for what help you might be entitled to. Do not suffer in silence!
AND NOW THERE IS EXTRA HELP FOR THOSE USING OIL, LPG & BIOMASS
The Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) will provide a one-off payment to UK households that use alternative fuels for heating, such as heating oil or LPG, instead of mains gas. This £100 payment will ensure that all households who do not benefit through the Energy Price Guarantee to heat their homes, receive support for the cost of the fuel they do use.
Households eligible for these payments will receive £100 as a credit on their electricity bill this winter. Households who are eligible for but who do not receive AFP or the £100 heat network payment, because they do not have a relationship with an electricity supplier for example, will receive the £100 via the AFP Alternative Fund which will be provided by a designated body. We will confirm details of the AFP Alternative Fund shortly.
The details of when this payment will be made will be confirmed shortly. The government is committed to delivering this support to customers as fast as possible.
The £100 payment has been calculated to ensure that a typical customer using heating oil does not face a higher rate of growth in their heating costs since last winter, in comparison to those using mains gas who are supported by the Energy Price Guarantee.
The government will continue to monitor the prices of alternative fuels, such as heating oil, and will consider further intervention if required to protect UK households from extraordinary fuel prices.
The AFP will be provided to all customers who use an alternative fuel to mains gas. This includes, for example, heating oil, LPG, coal, and biomass.
Full details on Government Website
DO NOT GET SCAMMED….yes, the scammers are at it again, making contact and asking for your bank details to give you these payment’s. So far all payments will come through your energy supplier and, if there is any change to that, maybe because you are off grid or pay for your energy through your rent, you will get information Officially re that not a random call or text!
INFORMATION FROM VOLUNTEER CORNWALL – THERE TO HELP!
Household Support Fund
Various organisations have received money from this fund – see the link Household Support Fund – Appendix 1 Nov 22 for the full break down of who has what and what for!
Volunteer Cornwall is supporting people with essential items to get through the winter, i.e. anything that is not covered by other providers (e.g. winter clothing & footwear, white goods, fuel). This is for everyone that is on a low income or benefits of all ages.
VC HSF Application form is in the link – Household Support Fund Application form – please return direct to AnnetteE@volunteercornwall.org.uk .
Community Gateway community gateway one page v7 FINAL Flyer
The Community Gateway is a single point of access to a wide range of voluntary sector support. It will provide a ‘gateway to independence’, working with people to identify their needs and put appropriate packages of support in place. The Gateway aims to create personalised plans that mitigate admissions, reduce social isolation, and improve wellbeing. It will also connect people to mental health support, community activities, the community hub network and winter support including hot food and warm spaces.
The Gateway can be accessed by anyone via a dedicated telephone line (01872 266383), and is open 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. In addition, staff members in the community will be available to offer one to one and group support. A bespoke email has also been activated: firstname.lastname@example.org Please share the attached poster within your team – launch to the public is next month.
See the link from Community Energy Plus regarding there Warmth Box and HSF. Includes a link to the referral form. Sustainable Warmth leaflet CEP
Warm Spaces / Hubs
There are many places that are offering a warm space (many with hot drinks and food). There are a few lists available -try these two: