Across Wales, 23% of households are struggling with fuel poverty. Some are in crisis, and are finding themselves without heating or lighting. Often these families are having to make the decision between heating and eating. Whilst local food banks can help provide food, we are looking to come alongside them to provide vouchers for fuel, so that they can cook the food and see what they are eating!
According to the Welsh government (gov.wales) just over 39,000 households are in fuel poverty from Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy and Denbighshire. We simply want to reduce this figure, and catch those who might fall through the net into fuel crisis and go without electricity or gas, heating or lighting. Our aim is simply to provide a safety net, dealing with the crisis by topping up their gas / electric for up to a week, whilst referring them on to support agencies to help prevent this in the future.
Joining us as a HopeGiver costs just less than £1 a week – which works out at £4.32 a month by direct debit. Joining us using the link on this page will ensure that you support the work of our FuelBank – and providing gas and electricity to those in North Wales in dire need.