FBF has received an additional £1million from the Warm Homes Fund, a £150million fund to tackle fuel poverty, set up by National Grid and administered by AWS across England, Scotland and Wales.
The extra funding will enable FBF to expand its network of Fuel Banks across GB and to provide a range of new services to support families and individuals who can’t afford to top up their prepayment gas and/or electricity meter.
The partnership between Fuel Bank Foundation, National Grid and AWS officially started in June 2021 with an agreement to provide £3million over three years. It was the first time AWS had funded a project that provides immediate financial crisis support for prepayment customers at risk of self-disconnection.
Since the Fuel Bank scheme was launched in 2015, more than 550,000 people have received financial support. Today, there are more than 160 Fuel Bank centres in operation across GB.