Cost of Living Support

Information about the support available to help people with the cost of living.

Services and information

Cost-of-living Support Scheme

The Cost of living Support Scheme can provide a £150 cost of living payment to eligible households.

Winter Fuel Support Scheme

Information about the Winter Fuel Support Scheme.

Discretionary Housing Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments can help people receiving Housing Benefit/Universal Credit with ongoing rent costs, deposits and/or removals.


Support with household bills and transport

There is support available to help with household bills and transport.

Help with energy bills (external website)

Information and support available to help with energy bills.

Discounts and offers (external website)

View offers available from businesses to help with groceries, retail, utilities and more.

Household costs (external website)

Find out about the help available with household costs.

Help with transport costs (external website)

Find out what’s available to help with transport costs.

Welsh Water: HelpU tariff (external website)

The HelpU tariff helps low income households by putting a cap on the amount you have to pay for your water.


Financial support

Information about the financial support available based on a person's income. 

Council Tax Reduction Scheme

You may be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax depending on your income.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit designed to support people of working age who are on a low income or out of work.

Discretionary Assistance Fund (DAF) (external website)

For those in financial hardship, the Discretionary Assistance Fund provides two types of grant that you do not need to pay back.

Warm Home Discount Scheme (external website)

You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

Cold weather payments (external website)

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.

Unpaid Carers Support Payment

The Unpaid Carers Support Payment was available to all eligible unpaid carers in Wales to help with the financial pressures experienced during the covid-19 pandemic.


Schools and education support

Information about the help and support available for children and young people in school.

Free School Meals

If you receive certain benefits you can apply for free school meals for your child.

School uniform and equipment grant

Some parents are entitled to a grant towards the cost of school uniforms and equipment.

Universal Primary Free School Meals

To help with the rising costs-of-living, we are working with Welsh Government so that every primary school pupil will be offered free school meals by 2024.

Education Maintenance Allowance (external website)

You may be eligible to receive a £30 weekly EMA award depending on your age, if you live in Wales and are studying an eligible full-time academic or vocational course.


Support from other organisations

You can get more support and advice to help with the cost of living from the following organisations.

Citizens Advice Denbighshire (external website)

Citizens Advice Denbighshire provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives.

MoneyHelper (external website)

Get clear, free, impartial help for all money and pension choices.

Nest Wales (external website)

Helping you make your home warmer and more energy efficient