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Cost of Living Resource

Are you worried about the increase in energy prices or the general increase in the cost of living? Check out the support available to Richmond residents struggling to pay bills.


  • British Gas Energy Trust - Will support anyone regardless of supplier
  • Citizens Advice - Energy - Information and support around bills and the cost of living crisis
  • WaterSure and WaterHelp - Support with water bills from Thames Water
  • SW London Energy Advice Partnership - SWLeap provide free home energy assessments and advice for disabled residents, including LED bulb replacement, radiator bleeding and radiator coils
  • Hampton Fund Fuel Grant - for residents who live in Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Teddington, Twickenham or Whitton and be on a low income
  • Richmond Parish Lands Crisis Grantsoffer a fast response to help with urgent living expenses for residents of TW9, TW10, SW13 and SW14 (have to have an organisation apply on your behalf)
  • Richmond Council Fuel Grant Scheme - Richmond residents can apply for up to £170 towards their annual energy bill (reopens January 2023)
  • Winter Fuel Payment - If you were born on or before 25 September 1956 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills
  • Thinking Works - If you are a Richmond resident, have a long term health condition such as diabetes, have a low income, or are aged 65+ you are eligible for a free Winter Warmth Assessment
  • Go Compare - An interactive energy cost calculator tool to find out how much something costs to run. Use the calculator below to pick the appliances you want to compare and select how long they’ll be in use for.