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Funding Announced to help Energy Charity support worried Billpayers in UK, January 2022

The founder of the UK's biggest consumer website recently announced funding for National Energy Action to set up a support service for worried billpayers amid upcoming price increases.

Martin Lewis from Money Saving Expert has announced he will donate £100,000 to help National Energy Action (NEA) expand on its support to the most vulnerable. The service is intended to provide free support to people across the UK worried about their energy bills ahead of the looming price hike in April 2022.

The funding announcement follows the financial guru’s warning recently that households could expect to take a (major) hit to their energy bills, which could force some to decide whether to heat their homes or eat; and is also urging central authorities to provide more help for vulnerable energy customers.

At the time of writing, NEA announced plans to launch the service to support vulnerable UK households. Although details around when exactly the service will go live and how to access it are not yet available, the charity reassured that once the project launches they would provide updates on their website and social media channels on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

If you or someone you know are struggling with their energy bills, NEA have energy saving advice and more winter tips on their website. The General Advice Team from Local charity Citizens Advice Medway are also available to help challenges such as increasing living costs or rising price of utilities.