Winter fuel grant announced

With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills.

Help is on hand

“There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £50. To apply and download the application form here WFG 2017-18

if you have problems down loading the link please call the branch office on 01772 533072


Am I eligible for a Winter Fuel Grant?

To be considered for a grant, you must be able to show that you meet the following criteria:


  1. You are in receipt of housing benefit


  1. Your household net income is less than £18,000.

By ‘net income*’ we mean all salary after tax, national insurance, superannuation etc, and including your partner’s salary if applicable and benefits. However, do not include in your calculation Child Benefit, the childcare element only of Working Tax Credit if paid, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

Also that

iii. Neither you/your partner have savings in excess of £800 (including rolling bank balance)

  1. You have not received a grant from UNISON There for you in the last 6 months.
  2. You must have paid a minimum of 4 weeks subscriptions before 4 December 2017 to apply.



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