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Grant #114292 to Beeston Chilwell Area Mutual Aid Group

Fridge Freezer, Energy costs

Grant #114292

Submitted by Mr Anthony Green

Dec 19, 2022

Request Details
Hi there, I would like to request some financial help to buy a working second-hand fridge freezer for myself. The one I have at the moment broke and stopped working properly over a week ago. I'm currently signed off from work for over a month now due to suffering a heart attack and had to have a stent put in my heart. I'm finding it really difficult supporting myself and my dog Lootch (my best mate) on sickness benefits and cannot afford even a second hand item and then a concerned neighbour told me about your charity that helps people like me. I can get a decent second hand fridge freezer for £30 and I really do need one soon as the food I struggle to afford is currently spoiling and going off very quick as I have no proper way of storing it. I also get help from a local food bank and feel really guilty as some of the food I am given is being wasted because I have no working fridge. As a consequence I am missing meals and the doctors whose care I am under say I must eat healthy regular meals to recover from my heart attack. I'm in a really difficult situation at the moment and need your help desperately. I have attached proof of my address and postcode.   
£30.00 GBP

Help with energy costs

I am also applying for help towards my electric costs. Now the weather has turned bitterly cold and I am at home all the time as I am recovering from a recent heart attack, I am having to have the heating on most of the day just to keep warm and help me recover fully. The flat I am in is run on electric, no gas, and recently the costs of having my storage heaters on has increased to an unaffordable level. Even though my energy provider has started sending me vouchers since the autumn to help with the costs, they don't stretch enough to cover the entire month and I need some extra support to help keep my flat warm while I get better. I have worked out that if I receive an extra £20 it will get me through Christmas and the New Year and I should be recovered enough from my health scare by then. So I am requesting your help and support for this cost as well, thank-you.  
£20.00 GBP

Total amount £50.00 GBP

Additional Information

payout method

Bank account

By Mr Anthony Greenon
Expense created
By Laura Rosson
Expense rejected

Collective balance
£1.78 GBP

Fiscal Host
The Social Change Nest

Expense policies

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Payments will be made from Attenborough, Beeston & Chilwell Mutual Aid for survival needs such as the following;

  • Paying utility bills
  • Rent
  • Home emergencies
  • Getting paid back for

If you are having trouble getting food we recommend asking on your local street group, the Labour Hub on Chilwell High Road or a food bank for donations

Rules for getting a payout:

  • Maximum payout will be £50 per person to ensure we have enough for everyone (this has been increased from £25 originally)
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Collective balance

£1.78 GBP