Winter support for vulnerable households

Winter Support Scheme

South Oxfordshire / Vale of White Horse District Councils have help for people who are struggling to afford food and stay warm this winter.

The Winter Support scheme is available for households who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.  Support is available in the form of advice, supermarket and fuel vouchers or through the direct payment of energy or water bills.

South Oxfordshire or Vale of the White Horse residents that are struggling to afford food or pay their fuel bills, may be eligible to receive help.  They should get in touch with their nearest advice centre for further guidance or if you know of someone who is struggling please tell them to get in touch:

  • Citizens Advice – 0300 3309042 (South and Vale)
  • Wantage Independent Advice Centre – 01235 765348 (Vale)


Only one member (over the age of 18) per household can apply, and they must live in South Oxfordshire / Vale of the White Horse.

The Winter Support grant will be available from 11 January until the end of March 2021.

To find out more about the Government’s COVID Winter Grant Scheme, visit, and to find out what other support is available to you during the pandemic, please visit our COVID support, advice and guidance pages on our website