A new fund has been released by East Lothian Council to all householders who are struggling to heat their homes at this time.
On their website East Lothian Council say: “A one-off payment of £100 will be paid to people who need help with their gas or electricity. These payments will help alleviate poverty and financial hardship, providing a warm environment during this period of lockdown and help people who are struggling to cover basic living costs. These payments will be paid to people who are experiencing a period of crisis and have made an application for financial assistance from Scottish Welfare Fund.
“We will be making a £100 one-off payment to all claimants who are householders and make a Scottish Welfare Fund Crisis Grant application.”
You can find the full information and links to the application portal here: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210559/council_tax_and_benefits/12369/the_scottish_welfare_fund/3