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Winter Support Grant Scheme

Vale of White Horse District Council are able to help people who are struggling to afford food and stay warm this winter.  The Winter Support Grant scheme is available for households who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.  Support is available in the form of advice, supermarket and fuel vouchers or through the direct payment of energy or water bills. 

If you are a Vale of the White Horse resident and you are struggling to afford food or pay your fuel bills, you may be eligible to receive help.  Get in touch with your nearest advice centre for further guidance or if you know of someone who is struggling please tell them to get in touch:

  • Citizens Advice – 0808 278 7907
  • Wantage Independent Advice Centre – 01235 765348

Please note:

  • The council cannot start or check the status of your application. You must contact the advice centres to apply for this grant.
  • Only one member (over the age of 18) per household can apply, and they must live in Vale of the White Horse.
  • The Winter Support grant will be available from 11 January until the end of March 2021.

To find out more about the Government’s COVID Winter Grant Scheme, visit

Contact us - Community grants

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01235 422405
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB