People and communities

Winter Support Grant

Apply for a Winter Support Grant

The Winter Support Grant is provided by City of York Council to support people who require urgent financial assistance as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Winter Support Grant can provide assistance with

  • food and other household essentials, such as toiletries
  • energy bills – electricity, gas, oil
  • water bills (including sewerage)
  • mobile phone and internet connection/data bills
  • other exceptional emergency costs

Assistance will be considered based on monthly expenses and liabilities for your household.

We will need to ask you for information and evidence to show:

  • You meet the criteria as
    • your household includes a child/children
    • you are a person in need of additional support
  • Your household income, savings, and expenditure, including
    • earnings
    • DWP benefits
    • any other income
    • readily available funds - cash in hand, in the bank or building society accounts;

We will need to establish why you are applying for financial support. We may ask you about your personal circumstances in depth to make sure that you are seeking all necessary support.

To complete the form you will also need:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your bank account details

If you are applying for assistance with

  • energy bills – electricity, gas, oil
  • water bills (including sewerage)
  • mobile phone and internet connection/data bills
  • other exceptional emergency costs

We will need to see evidence you are liable for these costs and the amounts owed and how your utilities are paid for e.g. Pre-payment meter, monthly direct debit, quarterly.

For more information see 'Help with uploading documents'.

Apply for a Winter Support Grant

Please note that applications will take up to 10 working days to process.

It will take longer to process your application if you provide any evidence separately to the application.

Apply for a Winter Support Grant