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This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Are You Eligible for Financial Aid ?

Cost of Living 

Rising energy costs across the UK has put many households in a state of worry and instability. The average wage in Cornwall is 80% that of the national average and a normal electricity bill in Scilly can be almost double that of a mainland household. The Energy Clinic team has researched and compiled a list of potential support for those living uncomfortably in regards to their electricity. If there are any options bellow that you think might be in accordance with you and your household click the related links to find out exactly how you can apply to save on your energy bill. 


This data is taken from The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero

The Funds Available 

The Household Support Fund

Residents of the Isles of Scilly can access this fund through The Council of the Isles of Scilly, The Adult Social Care team and The Children's Services team. The HSP has been funded by the Department for Work and Pensions for people struggling with food, energy and water costs. 

Are you Eligible? 

If you are struggling to afford basic needs (as stated above) you could get up to £250 with an application. You are able to reapply for this fund if needed. If you are on benefits this will not affect what help you can receive. Further support other than monetary aid is available. 

Links and Contact Information

Adult Social Care - 

01720 424 470  


Community Energy Plus- 

Freephone 0800 954 1956 


Pension Credit 

Residents of the Isles of Scilly can access this fund that provides extra financial help if you are over the State Pension age and live in a low income household.  

Are you Eligible? 

- If you have £10,000 or less in savings this will not affect your Pension Credit

- If you have a partner they must also be State Pension age (and your incomes will be calculated together)

- If you earn below £174.49 per week as a single person or below £277.12 per week as a couple 

- Some benefits can affect the scheme, look at the government website linked below for more details. 

You could receive a weekly £201.05 as a single person and £306.85 if you live with a partner. You might be entitled to more, especially if you look after a child or young person below the age of 20, if you are disabled, if you are a carer or you are vulnerable in other ways. The pension form below will help you understand what exactly you might be entitled to. 

Links and Contact Information


Phone: 0800 99 1234

Pension Credit Form:

More Info:

Council Tax Support 

As well as a Council tax rebate, additional funding has been issued to the Isles of Scilly through the Discretionary Council Tax Rebate Scheme Policy. 

Are you Eligible? 

- If you are in the tax bands E to H you will receive £150 if you or your household already claim reductions, expeditions or disregards (See link below to check these).  

- Tax bands A to D will also receive £150 with an additional £20.   

- Renters could receive support of £150 (if responsible for energy payment, not council tax) if earnings/pension is less that £425 per week (including a partner if applicable) and if a household has less than £6,000 in savings and capital. 

Links and Contact Information

Eligibility list further reading:

Application form:

Housing Benefit

The Council of the Isles of Scilly may help you receive housing benefit which helps millions of households across the UK.  

Are you Eligible? 

- If you are a low income households (less than 60% of the national average pay)

- If you receive State Welfare benefit

- If you haven't refused any suitable accommodation (to reduce your housing costs) over the last 2 years

- If you're in temporary accommodation arranged by your council 

- If you are of State Pension age

For more see the government list linked below

Links and Contact Information

Eligibility list further reading:,home%20of%20a%20close%20relative

Phone Council of the Isles of Scilly for a form: 0300 1234 105 (option 1 then option 2) 

Further Support

Isles of Scilly Children's Services:

Isles of Scilly Adult Social Care:


Community Energy Plus:


Energy Saving Trust:

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