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Charis Grants and Tillo: Easing Cost of Living Challenges Together

Charis, a leading administrator of hardship grants, has announced a new partnership with the Tillo platform. This partnership expands the range of goods and products, as well as participating retail outlets that households can access when applying for help and support via housing associations, Citizens Advice, and participating local authorities using the Charis Shop platform.

Through having access to retail brands such as Currys and Argos, households that are eligible for grants or funding can opt to be more creative in using digital vouchers for more sustainable and energy-saving options, such as air fryers and slow cookers. Having this choice empowers households to introduce energy efficiency into their day-to-day lives.

“Hardship should not eliminate the element of choice for households, and this partnership with Tillo is essential to protect not just the physical wellbeing of those who are struggling, but their emotional wellbeing, too”, commented Charis business development director, Ollie Gray. “The cost of living crisis has brought an increasing number of people, many of whom have never needed help or support before, to the point of acknowledging that need for support and approaching their local organisation. By expanding the range of retail and product options, we can help remove the stigma and encourage households to come forward and accept the help and support they are entitled to.”

Previously an individual may not have been able to use a voucher because there was no outlet within a reasonable distance that could redeem that voucher. The partnership widens the net by bringing in more local choices, ensuring that voucher redemption is more convenient and cost-effective for the beneficiary.

Alex Preece, CEO and Co-Founder at Tillo, added: “Charis provides an essential link between organisations across the public and private sector who are committed to providing targeted assistance to people in need. Integrating the Tillo platform significantly widens the levels of choice and convenience they can offer, and in doing so, get the right help to people at the right time.”

Tillo enables businesses to supercharge sustainable and profitable growth through an innovative platform that uses the power of gift cards to connect consumers to the brands they love. It means businesses can tap into new, lucrative and exciting revenue streams to acquire new customers and reward loyal ones.

Our platform resolves two business headaches in one creative solution, so our customers, their customers, and thousands of global businesses can flourish.  We work with over 2,000 brands in 16 currencies across 36 markets and have processed over £2 billion worth of gift cards.

Charis Grants Ltd. is a privately 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.