UNISON Welfare’s Energy Support Fund Now Open

UNISON Welfare’s Energy Support Fund is now open to help members with rising fuel costs. Please be advised that phase 1 will be closed once the first 2000 applications have been received. The Energy Support Fund will be a one-off payment of £200 and is non-repayable.

To be eligible for phase 1 of the fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have 4 weeks of up-to-date membership as of 5 October.
  • Must not have received a main grant since March 2022.
  • Must not have more than £1,000 in savings or rolling bank balance.
  • Must not have received more than £750 worth of grants if applying within first year of membership.
  • Net household income of no more than £30k/year (£2,500/month).
  • Monthly housing costs (made up of mortgage/rent plus any service charge & ground rent) make up at least 1/3 of net household income.
  • Not in receipt of any means-tested benefits (excluding Child Benefit).

If you do not meet these criteria, please do not apply. We will be launching a second phase of this in November; which will target members on low incomes and in receipt of means-tested benefits.

Ensure you have your membership number ready and click here to apply.

If you are unable to complete the application due to an accessibility issue, please email: energysupportfund@unison.co.uk or call UNISONdirect on 0800 0857 857.

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