Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity

Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity gives grants to people in need towards gas and electricity costs (not fuel debts) and grants for essential household items (white goods such as washing machines, cookers or fridges; furniture such as beds).

Applicants must be on a low income, e.g. in receipt of benefits, working part time or on a low income and living in our area of benefit -  Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Teddington or Whitton (KT1, TW1, TW2, TW12, TW11) within the London Borough of Richmond.

Please note: We are currently only able to provide fuel grants for customers of the following companies: British Gas, Co-operative Energy, EDF, EON, npower, Scottish Power, Southern Electric and Utility Warehouse.

Grants are not given as cash grants.

Fuel grants are sent directly to the energy supplier(s).

Essential household items grants are made through a referral to our local suppliers: Hampton Beds, Stewart & Young and/or Richmond Furniture Scheme.

We also give community grants to other charities, voluntary sector organisations and community groups supporting people within our area of benefit.

Last updated on 11 March 2018

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be on a low income, e.g. in receipt of benefits, working part time or on a low income and living in our area of benefit -  Hampton, Hampton Hill, Hampton Wick, Teddington or Whitton (KT1, TW1, TW2, TW12, TW11) within the London Borough of Richmond.

Please note: We are currently only able to provide fuel grants for customers of the following companies: British Gas, Co-operative Energy, EDF, EON, npower, Scottish Power, Southern Electric and Utility Warehouse.

What we don't fund

We are unable to provide grants towards debts with fuel companies.  We ask applicants to have payment plans in place and to give us proof of this when applying. Our grants are meant for future fuel use only.

How to apply?

Application forms can be downloaded from the Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity website or office.

Our application form is also widely available locally. You can always pick one up from the Greenwood Centre, Twickenham Citizens Advice Bureau or the White House. Please help us reduce our costs by downloading the application form or obtaining a copy locally.

Fuel grant applications can be applied for directly by the individual and are looked at every two months in January, March, May, July, September, November. Applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of the month by letter.

Essential household items are decided at our weekly meetings on Tuesdays. The applicant will be notified of the decision by the end of the week.

All applicants are replied to, whether or not we can help them.

Documents required

For all applications, we need to see:

  • Proof of income for everyone living at the address
  • Evidence of any rent payable by the applicant (for example: Housing Benefit notification letter or mortgage statement).

For fuel grants, we need to see a statement or bill from the applicant's fuel supplier(s).

For essential household items, we require a supporting letter from a professional (for example: social worker, support worker, housing officer) who has visited the home and can confirm the need. If this can't be supplied, we may arrange a home visit to assess the need ourselves.

Contact details

15 High Street
Hampton
Middlesex
TW12 2SA
Telephone: 020 8941 7866
Web: http://www.hfac.co.uk