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Supporting Neighbors Fund

Fuel assistance program. 

Community Support in Time of Need

So many of us have been affected by the rising gas prices, heating costs, and electricity bills. Are you in need of assistance? Do you have a neighbor who needs help getting by this winter?

We are here to help! Ask us about the FSB Supporting Neighbors Fund, a partnership between Lakes Region Community Services Family Resource Center, Archways Community Resource Centers and Franklin Savings Bank.

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Program Criteria


If you or a neighbor are experiencing a financial hardship in one of the following areas, we are here to offer our assistance:

– Fuel for your vehicle

– Home heating assistance

– Help with paying an electricity bill

– Support paying for medication

Please contact a designated service provider in your area for help today!

Who to contact

Lakes Region Community Services (LRCS) Family Resource Center

Erin Pettengill

T. 603.581.1571 | E.

Areas Served: Alexandria, Alton, Belmont, Bridgewater, Bristol, Center Harbor, Danbury, Gilford, Gilmanton, Grafton, Hill, Laconia, Loudon, Meredith, New Hampton, Orange

Archways Community Resource Centers

T. 603.671.0060 | E.

Areas Served: Andover, Boscawen, Canterbury, Concord, Franklin, Goffstown, Litchfield, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Nashua, Northfield, Parker, Salisbury, Sanbornton, Tilton, Warner, Webster, Wilmot


Application Process

It’s easy to apply!

Apply for fuel assistance in just a few easy steps!

– Contact the appropriate community partner in your area.

– A Support Specialist will follow up to collect information for your application. 

– If all criteria is met and the necessary information is provided, your application will be processed as soon as possible. 

– If approved, payment will be issued directly to your service provider.

*If criteria is not met, LRCS and Archways have the right to deny the request. No checks will be issued to approved applicants; however, account information may be necessary in order to make a payment. 

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About our partners

Putting our communities first.

Lakes Region Community Services Family Resource Center

LRCS serves over 500 families and 1,000 children in the Lakes Region, and is an important community resource dedicated to strengthening our communities.

Archways Community Resource Centers 

Archways, formerly known as the Greater Tilton Area Family Resource Center, is open to all individuals and families to connect them with available resources for a wide variety of needs.

Franklin Savings Bank

For over 150 years, we have supported the communities we serve by partnering with organizations to improve the well-being of individuals, families and businesses. We live, work and play in our communities and are proud of the partnerships we have created. 

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