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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, as the situation changes - with the latest information from ERYC and 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. 

Help for households

UK Government Cost of Living Support Factsheet 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council  - Cost of Living Help for Households

Warm & Welcome Spaces

National map

Helping communities

Welcoming places, food banks, local charities, and community services that offer the opportunity to get involved. HERE

Help with Energy costs and advice

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. 

Utility Aid - Energy Broker who specialise in sourcing energy for the UK’s voluntary sector. As well as helping to secure new contracts at the lowest possible cost, they also provide a service to help you uncover overcharges through invoice validation. Sign up here

Oil customers - East Riding Household Fund

Energy cost calculator- find out how much it costs to run common household appliances and compare them against each other

Help with food

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

Help for families

Citizen's Advice Bureau - Help with school costs

ERYC - Support for families with children

Grants for VCSE groups and families

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

A Range of local support and funders including ERYC's Welcoming Places fund -

British Gas Trust - Individuals and families can apply for grants to clear domestic gas and electricity debts.Before applying to the Trust you must get money or debt advice first.

Oil Households - East Riding household fund

Turn2Us-  Grants and grants search 

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


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