UNISON energy support fund

The grant is a one-off non repayable grant of £200 for UNISON members struggling with their energy bills

UNISON Welfare’s Energy Support Fund is open to help members with rising fuel costs. Please be advised that phase 1 will be closed once the first  2000 applications have been received. The Energy Support Fund will be a one-off payment of £200 and is non-repayable.

To be eligible for phase 1 of the fund, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have 4 weeks of up-to-date membership as of 5 October.
  • Must not have received a main grant since March 2022.
  • Must not have more than £1,000 in savings or rolling bank balance.
  • Must not have received more than £750 worth of grants if applying within first year of membership.
  • Net household income of no more than £30k/year (£2,500/month).
  • Monthly housing costs (made up of mortgage/rent plus any service charge & ground rent) make up at least 1/3 of net household income.
  • Not in receipt of any means-tested benefits (excluding Child Benefit).

If you do not meet these criteria, please do not apply.

We will be launching a second phase of the fund in November which will target members on low incomes and in receipt of means-tested benefits.

Ensure you have your membership number ready and click below to apply.

Click here to apply

If you are unable to complete the application due to an accessibility issue, please email: energysupportfund@unison.co.uk or call UNISONdirect on 0800 0 857 857.