With more than 30 years of The British Polio Fellowship Heating Grant Programme. A remarkable achievement that has enabled us to offer help and support, over three decades, to thousands of members who struggle with the increasing cost of heating during the cold winter months.
This scheme aims to supplement the cost of additional warmth, needed during the winter months for people living with Polio, in households not eligible for the government Winter Fuel Payment. If you are living in a household in which no one is eligible for the government payment, you are on a low income and have an extra need for heat because of your Polio.
You can apply for the upcoming Heating Grant in our last copy of THEBULLETIN of the year which is around Early November 2020. An application form will also be made available here on the site, once the bulletin has been released.
All applications from eligible members will be considered, so please tell us how the cold affects you and your need for heating in the appropriate section on the form. If you are unhappy with any decision, you may appeal to Central Office.
All Heating Grants will be considered during November and December. Grants are usually paid at the end of January/beginning of February. Payments will be made directly into the bank/building society account nominated by the applicant.
The guide below includes information about comparing prices, government schemes and where to get help and advice about saving energy and money. Free copies are available from your local Citizens Advice Bureau or may be accessed at the following link below.