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Household Support Fund

We’re pleased to announce that we have been asked to distribute further funds from the government’s Household Support Fund to help Disabled people and those with long term health conditions in Surrey.

Applicants who meet the criteria below can apply and you must not have applied for the last round of the Household Support Fund as you can only apply once this financial year (April 2023 – April 2024). We don’t anticipate any further government funding next year; therefore we believe this will be the final round of funding.

If you are finding the increasing energy, household and food bills a struggle, then please read on…

Please note: Any cases of fraudulent applications will be taken seriously within The Coalition and reported to the police

What funding is available?

One grant per household (not per person) may be awarded to help with costs that you are facing. Please note grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis. Once we have allocated the full amount that we have been given, we’ll be unable to offer any further grants. So please make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from Disabled adults or adults with a long-term health condition who:

  • Are resident in Surrey.
  • Have an immediate need for this help.
  • Have not yet had a grant from this round of Household Support Funding or from another source.

We will not be able to support:

  • Applications that do not meet the criteria
  • Applications on behalf of children (under 18s)
  • Applications where there is no immediate need
  • Mortgage payments or repayment of personal debts
  • Council Tax payments
  • The purchase of items that should be provided by the NHS, a district or borough council, or Surrey County Council. 

How much can I ask for?

In most instances we will issue a grant of £250. However, you can ask for more if your disability or health condition means that your costs are particularly high.

We will ask you to give a brief explanation of what the grant will be used for when you apply. If you are asking for more than £250, please provide us with details of why you particularly need a higher amount . All requests for larger sums will be considered by our panel and we will let you know the outcome. However, please note that applications which simply state ‘high food or energy bills’ with no additional information are unlikely to receive more than £250.

How will I receive the grant?

There are a number of ways that we can issue your grant to you. We will ask you to choose the most suitable one for your needs.

  • Supermarket vouchers: you can choose from: Tesco/Sainsburys/Aldi (orange gift card). Please note – once we have ordered your vouchers we are not able to change them for other vouchers. If you apply for Tesco vouchers these can only be used in store and not online. 
  • Water, gas or electricity bills: we can make a payment directly to some suppliers. Unfortunately, this excludes British Gas and pre-payment cards. Please provide the name of your supplier and your account number if you would like us to issue the grant in this way.

How do I apply?

You can apply for a grant yourself or you can be referred to us by an organisation that supports you. To apply yourself: Please apply using our online form.

If you would like help completing the form, please contact Rachel by email: Rachel.Czako@surreycoalition.org.uk or by phone/SMS on 07584 241771.

The first payments will be made in January.

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