Has anyone applied for one me either the haven or thomas book holiday grants? How do they work? Are they a better/easier option than the usual cash grant. I normally get the cash and we either go camping or we put it towards a holiday with my parents but i an thinkin it would be nice to have it all arranged for me. So he anyone can give me the pro's and con's of the different options i'd be gratefull
Hi Hairy... £60 off your gas & £30 off elec winter bills (two installments) if a member of your household is on fullDLA - 0845 601 2006 ... british gas only, but I would phone and check first as someone has told me they don't do it anymore & some say they still do !!!
There is also a water discount on what they call a social tariff, again phone your provider and ask for a discount form, I'm not 100% but I think they cap your bill at under £30 a month due to the fact that you may have extra washing (like clothes & towels and so on) and bathing to do, if you look in the threads it's called DLA & other benefits.
You aren't limited to the holiday company you use. The family fund gives the grant to Barrhead Travel who hold it in an account for you to use with anyone who has ABTA to their name! To be honest, I would take the money. We had a bloody nightmare booking a holiday with Barrhead Travel. They didn't pay the final payment and we nearly lost the holiday - even though we had topped it up with our own money!