Individual Grants

We help families and individuals on low income living in our area of benefit with the cost of their electricity, gas and other essential items including school uniforms and school journeys (for children in Year 6).

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Fuel Grants

These are given once per year and Trustees meet to approve fuel grants every 2 months, in January, March, May, July, September and November. The deadline for the current grant period is Thursday 22 August 2024.

We can only make grant payments to the following suppliers:

  • British Gas
  • British Gas NEP Evolve
  • EDF
  • E.on Next
  • Octopus Energy
  • Ovo
  • Scottish Power
  • Utility Warehouse.

To apply for a grant, please complete the application form and have your proof of income and energy supplier documents ready to upload. Your application cannot be processed without these documents. Screenshots, photographs or scanned documents are acceptable.

Essential Household Items

If you are moving into your first home and are not working, receiving benefits and have savings of less than £600, you must apply to the council for a Local Assistance Scheme grant (LAS). If you are not eligible for the LAS grant, then apply to us.

School Journey Grants

Children who are in Year 6 at junior school may be part-funded to enable them to participate in the school residential journey arranged before they transfer to secondary school. The parent(s)/carers are expected to pay half the cost of the journey. In cases where PGL covers part of the cost, the charity will top this up so that half of the journey cost is covered. The grants are paid directly to your child’s school and returned to the charity if for whatever reason your child is unable to attend.

School Uniform Grants

This is a contribution towards your child’s first secondary school uniform. If you are eligible you may receive £100 voucher for your local school uniform supplier. If you do apply, you will be asked to upload a copy of the acceptance letter/email from your chosen Secondary School.