money. The fund is there to help households who are struggling with their energy bills and other essentials. READ MORE: Dads tend to be most generous with pocket money - giving £7.70 a weekIt was first established last year and extended again in the March budget to help those on the lowest income.The voucher or grants on offer vary by location and you'll have to check to see how your council will pay you.
It's up to your local authority to set its own eligibility criteria for the free cash. They will then decide how they're going to distribute the money to households.
Some councils hand out supermarket vouchers while others give out cash grants directly to people's bank accounts. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is paying struggling households up to £600 to help with essential bills.Read more on dailystar.co.uk