Below are details of funds and workshops which may help. To access some of these you will need to provide information about your income, outgoings, savings, or debt.
The Norfolk Assistance Scheme is available to help those facing hardship during the cost of living crisis. Applications can be made online by clicking here or by calling the Norfolk County Council Customer Contact Centre on 0344 800 8020.
You can view the Norfolk Assistance Scheme leaflets below for further information.
For tenants living in Suffolk, help and support is available via the Suffolk Assistance Scheme. This includes the Local Welfare Assistance Scheme which can help with household furniture and white goods, fuel vouchers (electricity and gas top-ups), supermarket vouchers, and contributions towards increasing costs during the winter months. For more information click here.
The government’s Household Support Fund is available through South Norfolk and Broadland District Council. There may be help of up to £400 or £500 for tenants who buy oil, who are struggling with essentials such as food, utility bills, or other living costs.
This fund is for those who are on low incomes and have at any given time less then £2,000 in the bank. To find out if you are able to access this funding, please contact your Income Officer, Neighbourhood Officer, or Wellbeing Coordinator by calling 01508 532000.
Your Own Place is a social enterprise that is currently running Cost of Living drop-in sessions out of foodbanks in Diss and Harleston.
These workshops are free for anyone to attend. The Your Own Place team are offering a range of support at the sessions including workshops, one to ones and shorter 'financial conversations' to help local people build on their financial skills.
The session will run twice a month at the following venues:
Hope Church, Diss:
- Monday 19th June 10am – 11.30am
- Friday 7th July 10.45am – 12pm
- Monday 17th July 10am – 11.30am
- Monday 31st July 10am – 11.30am
St John’s Church, Harleston - all sessions will run from 1.30pm – 3pm:
- Tuesday 13th June
- Tuesday 27th June
- Tuesday 4th July
- Tuesday 25th July
To find out more about Your Own Place, visit their website by clicking here.
When you are on a tight budget it can be a struggle to make ends meet, even when you are doing everything you can to save money. A smart meter could make things easier.
To find information about how a smart meter could help you manage your energy bills click here.
You can also view energy efficiency advice by clicking here.
ThinkingFuel is Community Action Norfolk’s community oil buying scheme. Members order fuel together – saving time and money. It is free to register to be part of the scheme. You can order oil on any working day of the month and still get a competitive price. To find out more click here.