The money will be used to provide same day emergency financial support to people struggling to top-up their prepayment gas and/or electricity meters. Fuel Bank Foundation will also provide additional ongoing support to help manage energy costs, working together to support families out of crisis.
Fuel Bank Foundation has already provided support to approaching 500,000 people who have been referred by local councils and food banks, advice agencies and charities such as Macmillan and Scope.
Over the past five years, the charity has supported hundreds of thousands of people across the country by providing emergency fuel vouchers when their prepayment gas and electricity meters have run out of credit. This new funding will enable Fuel Bank Foundation to support an additional 8,000 people out of fuel crisis, greatly increasing their capacity to provide urgent assistance to those in need.