Firewood benefit payment - Naknada za ogrjev

Firewood benefit payment - Naknada za ogrjev


This measure was developed to further assist beneficiaries of the guaranteed minimum financial assistance who are using wood for heating. They have the right to compensate their heating costs once a year with 3 m³ of wood or approved monetary amount to cover that cost that is determined by the competent local authority.

The measure was promoted through local centers for social care. It targeted the most vulnerable population, specifically to assist with heating costs. The local government was in charge of keeping track of beneficiaries, which is a good approach to avoid beneficiaries left behind because of lack of information. The local government then reports to the regional government for financing.

Main beneficiaries: general population.

  • Croatia

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  • Type of funding:
    Regional funds by the regional counties (Županija)
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