IWA has joined a campaign led by the National Bargee Travellers Association (NBTA) to ensure boaters who live off grid or without a home mooring are able to access the Government’s Energy Bill Support Scheme.
Currently, boaters who do not pay their fuel/electricity bills directly and those who are off-grid or without a home mooring are exempt from the Government’s Energy Bill Support Scheme. IWA worked with NBTA on a paper which was submitted to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The scheme opened to boaters on fixed moorings on February 27th. Search “Apply for energy bill support if you do not already get it” to find the details. However the process for boaters without a home mooring to apply for the grant is still not confirmed so IWA will continue to work with NBTA in campaigning for access to energy support for all boat-dwellers.