Cost of living crisis
What help?

Below are links to sources of charitable trust and foundation and other costs of living crisis grant funding and help, including energy bills, food, school costs and repairs.


As more help comes through we will be adding the links to this page

Helpful information from other organisations


What does the cost of living crisis mean for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness?

How charities are responding to the cost of living crisis


Find out whether you’re eligible for financial support for your household living costs.

This is a grassroots campaign to fight back against the cost of living crisis. 

Links to organisations that may be of help
with the cost of living

Help for Households


A series of webpages listing help for households. These include income support and help with energy bills, childcare costs, housing support and finding work.




Grants and benefits search and other costs of living help for individuals and families


Citizens Advice


A whole range of help and links to further support, including benefits, council and Government funding, help with essential costs, charitable grants, over 55 pension holders,


Cost of Living Grants


A list of grants for charities, community groups and individuals.


Support from Companies

Ten companies that are offering cost of living support to those struggling, including food and energy.


School Uniform Grants

In England (though here it's a postcode lottery), have schemes in place to help parents and carers shoulder the cost of school uniforms. Grants up to £200. 


Special Star Foundation


Supports families affected by disability in the Hull and East Yorkshire region - a lending Toy Library and amazing high-cost items to borrow. 


British Gas Energy Trust

Grants are available for those struggling with their energy bills. You do not have to be a British Gas customer. Grants over £1500 only in exceptional circumstances.


Provide vulnerable people access to vital emergency works. It offers partial or fully discounted costs on emergency work including Gas leaks, No heating, No hot water. Also provides financial help to people over 65, the disabled and families/individuals on low income. This has included buying food and paying gas/electric bills. The service is free during the winter months and discounted services at other times.

The Healthy Start Scheme

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

Small Wood Trust

Open to women aged 18 or above, living in the UK, on a low income / not in work and in receipt of all benefits entitled to, or have no recourse to public funds, with savings under £2,000. Priority to: single parents, the disabled, no recourse to public funds, who are or who have been affected by domestic violence or abuse and BAME women


Sense has launched a fund to provide financial support to people with complex disabilities who live in the family home and are facing financial hardship.


British Gas Support Fund

Our new fund is designed to help British Gas customers with an energy debt of between £250 and £1,500.


Have a dedicated area in our help centre to guide you to all the different places where you can get support to reduce your energy costs, maximise your household income or get more time to pay.

Octopus Energy

Have set up a £15 million Octo Assist Fund as part of our campaign to help those worried about paying for their energy this Winter.

Scottish Power

You could qualify for help from the Scottish Power Hardship Fund if you meet the terms and conditions