Cost of Living Support

Information about the support available to help people with the cost of living.

Services and information

Cost-of-living Support Scheme

The Cost-of-living Support Scheme can provide a £150 cost of living payment to eligible households.

Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) (external website)

For those in financial hardship, the Discretionary Assistance Fund provides two types of grant that you do not need to pay back.

Unpaid Carers Support Payment

The Unpaid Carers Support Payment is available to all eligible unpaid carers in Wales to help with the financial pressures experienced during the covid-19 pandemic.

Free School Meals

If you receive certain benefits you can apply for free school meals for your child.

School uniform and equipment grant

Some parents are entitled to a grant towards the cost of school uniforms and equipment.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit designed to support people of working age who are on a low income or out of work.

Warm Home Discount Scheme (external website)

You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2021 to 2022 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

Cold weather payments (external website)

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.

Nest Wales (external website)

Helping you make your home warmer and more energy efficient

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments can help people receiving Housing Benefit/Universal Credit with ongoing rent costs, deposits and/or removals.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme

You may be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax depending on your income.

Education Maintenance Allowance (external website)

You may be eligible to receive a £30 weekly EMA award depending on your age, if you live in Wales and are studying an eligible full-time academic or vocational course.

Welsh Water: HelpU tariff (external website)

The HelpU tariff helps low income households by putting a cap on the amount you have to pay for your water.

Winter Fuel Support Scheme

Information about the Winter Fuel Support Scheme.

Citizens Advice Denbighshire (external website)

Citizens Advice Denbighshire provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives.