Cost of living support and resources

A signposting page either offering services as a church or where you can go to for help if you are in need.

We can reach out pastorally in partnership with others, ecumenically and people of wider good will. Sometimes it is others who might be better placed than us to deliver a wave of support. But I am hearing from the charitable sector, who are at full stretch, that it is not going to be hunger this winter but starvation. And believe me, this is not about saying the poor need to learn to cook. I would love to take you to our Pathways project in Great Yarmouth to meet those who come there. They want day-old bread, not tatties, because they can’t afford the fuel to cook the potatoes. Such is the crunch we are living in.”  

The Rt Revd Bishop Graham Usher

Advice for Churches and Church communities

Church of England cost of living support

What are you entitled to?

Find out and access support you may be entitled to. This page draws information from the government, the wider church and other charities.

Warm Welcome UK

Add your warm welcome space to the map

Churches, other faith groups and community organisations working together to equip and support thousands of free, warm and welcoming spaces. Add yours to the map.

Church of England announces energy cost grant

Energy cost grant to help PCCs cover the increased cost of heating and lighting

The Church of England is to provide £15 million for dioceses to help churches struggling to pay energy costs.

Parish Buying

Have you thought about pew heaters or heated cushions for your church?

The Parish Buying website offers products and guidance sheets to cover the questions parishes need answering before approaching suppliers.


Resources and advice on heating your church

Heating your church this winter

Practical suggestions to help parishes save money and energy, along with advice for meeting clergy household energy bills.



Clergy Support Trust

Helping Anglican clergy and their families in times of need.

If you’re struggling with clergy life or in financial difficulty, we’re here to help.

Advice and guidance for people affected by the cost of living crisis

‘Help with living costs’

What support is available and how to get advice, from Norfolk County Council.

  • Norfolk Assistance scheme
  • Citizens Advice
  • Age UK
  • Ask Bill
  • Your local council contacts

Trussell Trust Foodbanks

Here is a list of foodbanks across Norfolk and Waveney. Find a foodbank near you, or find out how you can donate food or money to help this need. There is currently an emergency foodbank appeal.

Norwich Foodbanks directory

North Norfolk Foodbank

Mid Norfolk Foodbank

South Norfolk & Waveney Foodbanks

Help Hub

Help Hubs are run by the council in partnership with other organisations and offer practical support, advice and guidance.  They can provide support and advice with the following plus other needs:

  • benefits
  • housing conditions
  • social isolation
  • financial advice

North Norfolk Help Hub

South Norfolk and Broadland Help Hub

West Norfolk Help Hub

Child Poverty Action Group

Your fuel rights: CPAG have released a new handbook to provide advisers with information to help their people cope with rising fuel bills, debt and problems with fuel supply. This handbook covers the rights of gas and electricity consumers.

Your fuel rights

Christians Against Poverty

Churches across the UK are committed to tackling the causes of poverty in their local area by partnering with CAP and providing free debt help and advice.

You can get help and advice by finding your nearest church linked to CAP or you can support their work here:


Warm Spaces

Find a warm space near you

This is a national map where you can type in your postcode and find a warm space and community.

Norfolk Community Foundation is helping to provide over 120 Community Hot-Spots for people living locally. Below is a map showing the hot spots they are directly funding here and some highlights from different areas, including Breckland, Broadland, Great Yarmouth and South Norfolk for example.


  1. Norfolk Warm Homes
  2. Turn2us’ charity has produced a guide for helping people maximise their income and manage their budget during the cost of living crisis. They have also published information for those finding themselves in an emergency situation.
  3. Norfolk County Council have produced a booklet that tells you what support is available and how to get advice. You can also find this information on their website.
  4. Trussell Trust Food Banks

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