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Cost of Living Support and Resources

Key Information

Households across the UK are struggling to make their incomes stretch to cover the rising cost of living and the VCSE sector is on the front line dealing with people who are in desperate need. We'll be updating this area with the latest news and resources we have on an the changing situation with input from members across the East Riding VCSE sector sharing ideas and resources to help out our communities.  If you do come across information you think should appear on this page please contact Michelle Barnes at HEY Smile Foundation. 


UK Government Cost of Living Support Factsheet 

East Riding Council

Citizen's Advice Bureau  Grants and benefits to help pay energy bills

Money Saving Expert Cost of Living survival kit such as Heat the human not the home. Sign up to the site latest tips and advice to help with cutting utility bills and general costs.

Yorkshire Energy Doctor Not for profit offering  advice on reducing household energy costs, offer home energy visits to advice on ways to help make heating a home more affordable; info on managing energy costs and training on fuel poverty for organisations. 


ERPRA - Foodbanks in the East Riding

NHS Healthy Start scheme - criteria applies but support parents with children under 4 or who are 10 weeks pregnant

OLIO- is a free app allowing neighbours to offer perfectly good, unwanted food to each other. Everything shared on OLIO is for free.  

Fareshare recipes

Beat the Budget recipes

Asda Kids Eat for £1 initiative is available all day, every day until the end of the year, as long as the café is open and dependent on the store, a hot meal or cold meal, or both, will be on offer. 

Cooking on a Bootstrap

Finance & Debt

Turn 2 Us Maximise income and manage your budget step by step advice find out what help may be available to you through benefits, grants and other sources of support.

Citizen's Advice Bureau  Debt and Money

Local branch contact details and opening hours - 

Money Advice Service

Step Change Debit Charity

Free Debt Advice

Money & Debt Advice


Citizen's Advice Bureau - Help with school costs


Many charitable funds will help people who have No Recourse to Public Funds - and cannot claim welfare benefits

Two Ridings Community Foundation -  are grant making bodies in our area that exists to benefit disadvantaged communities. Grants are awarded to charitable, community or voluntary organisations.

Beecan- Smile's Beecan funding portal check for regular updates. Free to sign up and join

Turn2Us-  Grants and grants search 

Lightning Reach portal - Useful form groups working with residents needing to access personal hardship grants