Information, advice and financial support when you're struggling to pay the bills

The steep rise in the cost of living means that many people are worried about money at the moment. If you, or someone you know, is struggling to pay the bills or in debt, there is support available.

Help and advice on money issues

Sheffield City Council: Help and advice on money issues

Citizens Advice: Help and advice on debt, money and other issues

Money Saving Expert: Energy saving tips and information for when you're struggling to pay your energy bills

EntitledTo: Benefits calculator

Carers UK: Help with energy costs

Citizens Advice: Using a food bank

Grants, payments and schemes

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 26th September 1955, you could receive between £100 and £300 to help pay your heating bills.

Warm Home Discount Scheme

The Warm Home Discount Scheme offers £140 off electricity bills for winter 2021 to 2022

Cold Weather Payment

If you are receiving certain benefits, you may be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment if the average temperature in your area falls to 0c or below for seven days in a row.

Grants and Benefits for energy bills

Citizens Advice has a summary of the rebates, grants and benefits to help pay your energy bills. This includes information from individual energy suppliers on the grants they offer.

Winter top up grant

This scheme via Sheffield City Council provides financial support to help private rented tenants who are struggling to pay rent over the winter.
Winter top up grant

Household Support Fund

This fund is accessed via Sheffield City Council and provides support for food and essentials to those most in need.