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Royal British Legion launches cost of living grants

Royal British Legion launches cost of living grants

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20 Jan, 2023

This programme is designed to allow The Royal British Legion to assist people who need help in a quick and easy way with everyday essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs.

The Royal British Legion know how tough things are at the moment, especially with the very large increases to the cost of living we are experiencing.

Because of this they have launched the Cost of Living Grants Programme. This programme is designed to allow them to assist people who need help in a quick and easy way with everyday essentials such as kitchen appliances, clothes, and energy costs.

This programme is open to anyone who is eligible for our support struggling to pay for items and services they need. And you can apply online here. The Royal British Legion aim to assess your application within 5 days of submission.

Military widow and RBL beneficiary Frances Metcalf said, ‘My energy bills have increased by more than 100% in the past year. The cost of food is going up. Everything you can think of - interest rates, insurance. In February and March of this year I hardly turned the heating on and kept myself warm using a hot water bottle. The worry is the worst part. You can’t eat because of worry, and you don’t know which way to turn. The financial support the RBL has given me has helped no end - without it I would really struggle.’