Support towards the cost of living
Resources to help with the rising Cost of Living
British Gas Energy Trust
Grants are available to their own customers as well as customers of other suppliers, to assist with domestic gas and electricity debts.
OVO Energy Fund
Grants are available to OVO Energy customers to help clear/pay off any debt on their OVO Energy account. Applicants must have run up a debt on their gas or electricity account of at least £150, have an annual household income of £16,190 or less and have a valid reason affecting your ability to pay.
E.ON Energy Fund
Provides grants to previous or current E.ON Energy customers to help towards paying off current or final E.ON energy debts or providing replacement household goods, such as washing machines, fridge freezers or boilers.
Energy Financial Support KCC
Help from Kent County Council if you are experiencing financial difficulty and paying your energy bill is a concern.
Help for Households
The government is offering help for households. See what cost of living support you could be eligible for.
Family Action Welfare Grants
Provides grants for essential personal and household needs to assist families and individuals with low incomes, particularly those living on benefits.
Money Advice Hub, managed by Citizen Advice
Support for people in Kent who are struggling financially or need support to manage the rising cost of living. The service is completely free and confidential.
Kent County Council's Kent Support and Assistance Service (KSAS)
Support in the form of goods and / or services, for those experiencing serious difficulties managing income due to a crisis or find themselves under exceptional pressures because of an emergency.
This is a grants search tool specifically for individuals.
For support receiving food parcels and household resources
Compassion - Pneuma Church
Open daily between 9-12pm: “We want to see people become the best version of themselves, and sometimes that starts with a bit of practical help such as hot meals, free school uniform, or financial guidance and support”.
Repton Connect - The Peoples Pantry
The Community Shop will be open Monday 1pm-2pm, and then Tuesday-Friday 10am-11am.
"Popping by once a week, you have the freedom to choose the items you need. Starting at a donation of £1.50 for every £5 worth of items. Although the People’s Pantry is now a Community Shop, they are still there for emergency food parcels”.
Bluebells Children's Centre
“Our Children's Centre is part of a nationwide programme of services for 0-5 year olds and their families. Our aim is to offer information, advice and support to parents, as well as integraded childcare and early learning, health services, family support and parental outreach”.