Accessibility statement

Fuel Poverty Grant

As a result of the increase in energy bills, the University of York is offering a payment of £150 per eligible household as a non-repayable Fuel Poverty Grant.

Am I eligible?

In order to be eligible for a payment, households must meet all of the following criteria:

  • All-student household (regardless of fee status (Home/Overseas) or level of study)
  • The household is within the City of York Council boundary or within a radius of 40 miles of the University for full time students and 60 miles for part time students
  • The household is exempt from Council Tax
  • Utility bills are not included in the rent
  • All students must be registered and in active study

(Students who are distance learning or studying online are not eligible).

If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact the Student Advice Team in the Student Hub by completing the self-referral form

How to apply

  • The household must identify a lead applicant who will submit the application
  • Evidence must be provided to show all members of the household are in agreement that the application be submitted, and this must be confirmed at the point of application
  • Evidence must be provided that utility bills are not included in the rental charge for the household (e.g. a utility bill for the household address)
  • Evidence of tenancy agreement which includes all residents
  • The lead applicant will receive the payment and must ensure that it is directed towards the intended purpose, i.e. payment of a utility bill

Once you have all of your evidence ready, complete the online application form:

Fuel Poverty Grant application form

For further help and advice regarding applying to Fuel Poverty Grant, information on budgeting and alternative sources of support available, please contact the Student Advice Team via the online Self-Referral Form.