UNISON Welfare’s Energy Support Fund is now open for applications.

This is a one-off non repayable grant of £200 for members struggling with their energy bills.

Members who wish to apply must meet the grant’s eligibility criteria. In this phase, we will be accepting the first 2,000 applications.

To be eligible for the fund you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must have 4 weeks of up-to-date membership as of 5 October. 
  • Must not have received a main grant since March 2022.
  • Must not have more than £1,000 in savings or rolling bank balance. 
  • Must not have received more than £750 worth of grants if applying within first year of membership.
  • Net household income of no more than £30k/year (£2,500/month).
  • Monthly housing costs (made up of mortgage/rent plus any service charge & ground rent) make up at least 1/3 of net household income.
  • Not in receipt of any means-tested benefits (excluding Child Benefit).

Members who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible to apply to future phases of the fund (if they meet the criteria). The second phase will launch in November.

Ensure you have your membership number ready and click here to apply.  

Any queries regarding the Energy Support Fund should be emailed to energysupportfund@unison.co.uk