A charity is offering a one-off grant to former coal miners in Lichfield and Burntwood to help them cope with rising fuel bills.
The money will be available to both those who worked underground and their partners or widows who are identified as being vulnerable due to a low income.
Coal mining charity CISWO said those eligible must have spent ten years in the industry or had their last working role in mining.
Nicola Didlock, chief executive at CISWO, said:
“We are very aware that many of our beneficiaries are vulnerable and susceptible to the cold, especially those on low incomes and trying to cope with ill-health, mobility issues and older properties to maintain.
“We want to ensure that those individuals are identified and supported to keep warm and healthy, particularly during the colder months as the energy price rise begins to impact those most affected.”Nicola Didlock, CISWO
For more information about claiming the CISWO grant, visit www.ciswo.org or call 01623 625 767.