Charis Grants Ltd, the UK’s leading administrator of hardship grants and funds, has launched its eighth Ofgem accredited Let’s Talk Energy Fund, bringing a much needed £1.3 million back into impoverished communities which are struggling with the soaring cost of living.
Let’s Talk Energy is a collaboration between Charis and participating energy suppliers that provide fuel-poor individuals with energy consumption and debt support. Open from 7th November 2022 through to the end of March 2023 (or until all funds have run out), the fund is currently run in association with Utilita, Ovo, and So Energy, contributing to a combined pot of £1.3 million.
Through the Let’s Talk Energy fund, households can apply for direct help with their energy bills. This includes helping to pay for monthly bills up to £150 or writing off existing electricity or gas debt. They can also apply for free white goods and receive the latest up to date advice on energy consumption. (See end of release for the application link).
“For eight years we have been supporting energy suppliers in meeting their obligation to distribute hardship funds back into the community to those who are most in need,”
“Working with these suppliers we can ensure that the most vulnerable households in our society – those who have fallen below the bread line and need help right now, can access funds over and above the Government’s Household Support Scheme.”Oliver Gray, Charis business development director
Charis has collaborated with energy suppliers to create a streamlined and cost-effective method of distributing these funds quickly and seamlessly. Application is made through a simple online form, and eligibility is checked automatically through Charis’ dedicated online digital platform. Once all the checks have been made, and the applicant is approved for help, the right help is provided almost immediately.
Charis Grants Ltd is a family owned company established in 2003 to facilitate the distribution of funds and grants by energy companies, charities, housing associations and other bodies, such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, which help and support vulnerable people in the community.
The application link is: Let’s Talk: Energy Fund (lets-talk.online)