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TV Licence Grant

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Following the BBC’s decision not to offer free licences to the over 75’s from 1st August 2020, to be eligible for the TV Licence Grant Scheme of £30, applicants must fulfil ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Be of State Pension Age: Applicants must be able to provide valid proof of their age, demonstrating that they have reached State Pension Age.
  2. Be in receipt of Pension Credit: Applicants must receive Pension Credit and provide evidence of their entitlement through a valid entitlement letter. For full details on Pension Credit eligibility, applicants can refer to the information provided at
  3. Have lived in Bracknell for at least one year: Applicants must provide documentation, such as a utility bill or bank statement, as proof of their residence in Bracknell for a minimum period of one year.
  4. NOT be in receipt of a free TV Licence or a blind (severely sight impaired) 50% concession: Applicants should not currently receive a free TV Licence or benefit from a 50% concession due to being blind (severely sight impaired).
  5. As proof of your eligibility a scanned image of your Pension Credit letter will need to be emailed to

Please note that meeting ALL of the above criteria is mandatory for applicants to be considered eligible for the grant. Any failure to meet any one of these criteria will result in ineligibility for the TV Licence Grant Scheme.

If you meet all of the criteria stated above, please complete the online application form at the bottom of this page.

If you require assistance with your online form please call 01344 420079.

Purchasing your TV Licence

If you think you qualify for the grant, you must purchase your TV licence before you apply, using one of the options listed below:

  • Online by Direct Debit, either annually, quarterly or monthly.
  • By phone, using a debit or credit card. Please call 0300 790 6144 with your bank details and TV Licence number to hand.
  • At a PayPoint outlet (see below), using cash or a debit card. You will need to bring your licence renewal notice and keep your receipt.
  • With a TV Licensing savings card, using cash or a debit card. Save towards the cost of your licence at any PayPoint outlet, or over the phone on 0300 555 0286.
  • By Post, by sending your payment slip (if you have one) along with a cheque to TV Licensing, Darlington DL98 1TL. Please make your cheque payable to ‘TV Licensing’ and write your name, address and TV Licence number on the back. Do not fold or staple your cheque, and do not send cash in the post.

Paypoint Outlets

Co-op, Crown Row, Bracknell RG12 0TH
Co-op, 5-6 Rectory Row, Bracknell RG12 7BN
Star Supermarket, 32 Reeds Hill, Bracknell RG12 7LS
Cheneys Newsagents, 25 High Street, Bracknell RG12 1DL
McColls, 94-95 Liscombe, Birch Hill, Bracknell
Martins, 5 Crown Row, Crown Wood, Bracknell
Londis, 13-15 Great Hollands Square, Bracknell
Martins, 17 Great Hollands Square, Bracknell
Martins, 6 The Square, Bracknell
Londis, Binfield Road, Bracknell
Co-op, Windlesham Road, Bracknell


How to Apply for a TV Licence Grant

Grants can be either submitted via the online form below or by telephone.

The Television Licence must be in the name of the person claiming the grant.  Payment will be by Electronic Banking which will be paid on the Friday of the week the grant is claimed and will only be issued against a valid TV licence for the current year.  We may contact you for proof of ID by email if this is your first claim.

The following documents may be required if you have not claimed before. If that is the case you will be contact by a member of staff:

  1. A valid TV Licence: – if you pay by Direct Debit please be prepared to have your licence checked on-line
  2. Proof of pension credit entitlement from January 2021

This is a scheme operated by Bracknell Town Council. People living in other parts of Bracknell Forest i.e. Warfield, Winkfield, Binfield, Crowthorne and Sandhurst DO NOT qualify as the scheme is paid for out of that part of the Council Tax which is collected on behalf of Bracknell Town Council.


If you have any queries, which are not mentioned in this guide, please contact us at Brooke House on 01344 420079

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