If you have any tips or advice which you feel could be of benefit to others, please contact the Parish Office (0121 457 9410; or write to the Parish Office at 12 Arden Road, Frankley B45 0JA. All contributions will be considered for publication on the website although the final decision regarding publication rests with the Clerk to the Council.

Hardship Grant Community Fund – available until 31 March 2024.

BVSC will distribute grants of up to £200 per Birmingham households currently facing financial hardship. The funds are intended to help with food costs and energy payments. You may be asked to provide proof of address and receipt of any means-tested benefits. Only a one off payment can be claimed in a 12-month period. Register your interest by clicking on the link or if you are unable to access the form by telephone 0121 634 7100

Hardship grant enquiry form

More information is available on this link: Cost of living support | Birmingham City Council

If you are experiencing immediate problems, call 0121 303 1116. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm and Saturday from 10am to 1pm.

Fuel Vouchers

Your local council might be able to help you get a fuel voucher – find your local council on GOV.UK. If you’re still not sure if you can get a voucher from Citizens Advice, get help from an adviser 

Speak to CAB energy advisor on helpline 0800 2231133

Pop into at 4, Arden Road, Frankley on alternate Wednesdays to CAB advisor face to face 9:30-3pm and every Wednesdays Money Mentors, 10-12pm.

If you’re struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, contact your supplier to discuss ways to pay what you owe them.

Grants to write off Energy Debts

The following energy suppliers offer grants to their customers:

Apply for the Fuel Direct Scheme

If you get Pension Credit, contact the Pension Service. If you get another benefit contact the Jobcentre. Tell them you want to set up Fuel Direct.  They’ll contact your supplier and tell them you want to pay off your debt under the Fuel Direct Scheme – your supplier must agree to it.  Your supplier will set up the repayments and let you know how much you’ll be paying.

 Grant from British Gas

check if you can get a grant from the British Gas Energy Trust.

Warm Spaces

Playcare Network (The Scrapstore) Tues, Wed, Fri 11-2pm

The Project over 16s weekdays

Allens Cross Community Association Monday and Wednesdays

St Chad’s Church Rubery


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