Kicking the can down the street?
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Permanent residents of Park Homes or static caravans in Scotland can potentially access £261,750 of dedicated energy grant payments through the Charis Park Homes Warm Home Discount Scheme. The £261,750 has been set aside specifically for Scottish park home residents who are not in direct contact with their energy supplier and pay for their gas and electricity directly to the site owners.
Individual payments of £150 from the Warm Home Discount scheme are available to full-time park home residents who fulfil eligibility criteria. The scheme is set up in partnership with Eon and is Ofgem approved and regulated. Residents can apply through an online application process.
“There is a sector of society that live slightly off-grid and is not picked up by the usual systems but still meets the criteria required for financial and practical support”, commented Charis’s business development director, Oliver Gray. “They might not be aware that they are eligible for a hardship grant and are putting themselves under unnecessary pressure despite help being out there.”
Park home residents in Scotland can access the scheme by clicking the link here – https://pahwhd.charisgrants.com/.
The Park Homes scheme came out of a conversation between Charis and the Association of Park Home Residents to fully understand the nature of the problems faced by park home owners. After a small pilot, the scheme was originally rolled out in 2015, distributing over £3.3 million to nearly 24,000 park homes across the UK and Scotland.
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.