Additional Discretionary Fund
There are 3 discretionary schemes aimed at those in greater need of support.
A single one-off payment of £180 to any household in Council Tax band E-H that is in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (CTR). You will have received a letter advising you how to access your award.
A single top-up payment of £30 to any household in council tax band A-D that is in receipt of CTR. If you are entitled to this, it will be automatically awarded to you.
This means that if you are in receipt of Council Tax Reduction, in total you will receive £180.
You can apply for extra help if:-
- you do not pay Council Tax, but your energy costs are included in the rent you pay, or you are the liable person on the bill for energy costs, for example, tenants in houses of multi-occupancy or in student accommodation
- you have excessive energy costs due to a disability
- you have excessive energy costs for another reason.
To be eligible for a payment under the scheme 3 you must be able to demonstrate financial hardship, have earnings of less than £30,000 a year and savings of less than £6,000.
Applications for the discretionary fund remain open until October 31 2022.
Once you have logged in to apply for the discretionary scheme, you can either search through a drop-down list for Dudley Council or input a ‘quick code’ to take you directly through to our application form. The code for Dudley's Discretionary Fund is 425BCM.
We will deal with your application as soon as we are able - this may take up to 14 days from the date of your application. Please do not contact the council about your application during this time.
Payments will appear on your bank statement as DMBC Energy Rebate.