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Food and fuel

Food and fuel

Money to help with food, bills, energy costs and other essentials

A new round for support through the Household Support Fund will open in early April. If you've applied for or received support since October 2023, you will now be able to apply again.

The support will again help people who are struggling to pay for food, energy bills and other household essentials. 

Alternative Fuel Payment

The Government has announced the Alternative Fuel Payment. If you don’t use mains gas for heating you should get £200 as credit on your electricity bill in February.

If you live in a park home or on static houseboats and have no direct energy supplier, will need to apply to receive the payment through an online portal that will launch soon. We will add this information to this page in due course.

Get food if you're struggling

If you are struggling to buy food contact One Front Door, a service led by Citizens Advice Wokingham that helps residents find the most appropriate local support.

Use their online referral form, or call  0808 278 7958, Monday to Friday.

In this section


Citizens Advice - One Front Door

Get advice and a referral to a local food or fuel bank


Warm Home Discount

See if you qualify for a £140 discount on your electricity bill


Winter Fuel Payment

Support for over 65s with paying heating bills


Cold Weather Payment

Get support when the weather is particularly cold


Help to heat scheme

Lower your fuel bills by making your home more energy efficient


Healthy start 

Vouchers to help buy milk, fruit and veg


Free school meals

Find out about support for children


Holiday, activity and food programme

Free activities and food for your children in school holidays


Crowthorne Foodbank

Open to all nearby, includes Wokingham Without and  Finchampstead


Woodley Foodbank

Open to all in and around Woodley daily


Wokingham Foodbank

Providing support to people across Wokingham borough and beyond


SHARE Wokingham

Open at different sites each day across the borough, fresh produce for those who need it

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