Warwick district residents urged to apply for alternative energy payment - The Leamington Observer

Warwick district residents urged to apply for alternative energy payment

HOUSEHOLDERS in Warwick district who use alternative fuels for heating are being urged to see if they can apply for funding under a new ‘alternative’ scheme.

The Government’s Alternative Fuels Payment Alternative Funding is providing £200 in support of the rising costs associated with heating your home for households in England, Scotland, and Wales. This funding is provided by the government and will be distributed by Warwick District Council. The scheme is now open to all eligible households across Britain with a closing date of May 31.

Most households will automatically get a £200 Alternative Fuels Payment if they are in England, Scotland or Wales, use alternative fuels for most of their heating, such as liquid petroleum gas, oil or solid fuel.

But if they do not get it automatically, householders can apply for the £200 alternative fuel support.




To apply, residents must use alternative fuels for heating and their main home must also be in a residential park home, on a boat on a permanent residential mooring, on a permanent Gypsy and Traveller site, part of a heat network without an electricity meter, in social or private rented accommodation which has a business energy connection or a communal electricity supply, off the mains electricity or gas grid, or part of a business property – such as a farm or a flat above a shop.

Householders cannot apply if they have already had an automatic Alternative Fuels Payment.


Those who are eligible for APF will need to fill out a short online form via the gov.uk website. This form can be found by searching

“Apply for alternative fuel support if you do not get it automatically” into the search bar on GOV.UK or an internet search engine.

Applications are made directly to the government, not to or via WDC. People who do not have online access can apply via a contact centre on 0808 175 3287.

If the application is successful, the householder’s details will be shared with their local authority who will deliver the one-off, non-repayable support. The payment will be made directly into a person’s bank account in a single instalment.

A WDC spokesperson said: “With spiralling heating costs, we know that many in our district are struggling, we therefore strongly recommend that households and individuals who think that they qualify for this alternative fuel support to visit the gov.uk website or call the helpline number at the earliest opportunity.”

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