Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund – are you struggling with living costs?

The Household Support Fund was announced by the Government in late autumn to support vulnerable households in need during this winter.

 

The fund is designed to help ease financial pressures on residents by providing short-term help over the winter period with food, fuel bills and other essentials to those who need it.

 

The scheme runs until 31 March 2022 or until all funds have been allocated, whichever is the earlier.

 

The Council is working with local organisations to provide this support to Waverley residents on the council’s behalf. Contact your local organisation depending on where you live in Waverley.

 

Who can apply?

Applicants must be:

  • a household living in Waverley
  • struggling to pay essential household bills

 

It may take up to up to 10 days to process an application, depending on what support you need. If a high volume of applications are received, it may not be possible to provide support within this timescale and applications will be processed as soon as possible.

 

What help is available?

Help is available towards

  • Food
  • Utilities gas, electricity and water
  • Essentials linked to energy and water such as warm clothing, boiler repair.
  • Essential household appliances such as a cooker, washing machine etc
  • Essential household items such as school uniform, care alarm service, bedding etc

 

Each organisation will work with you to provide the appropriate support. Most will provide vouchers or purchase essential items for/or with you. Successful applicants will not generally receive a direct payment of money.

 

What will not be awarded?

Mortgage support will not be awarded. If you are having difficulties with your mortgage payments, contact your lender as soon as possible.

 

How to apply?

Local organisations are managing the application process. Please check their websites for how to apply for support.

 

If you live in Haslemere area contact us:

Haslemere Town Council

01428 654305

admin@haslemeretc.org

 

If you live in Farnham area contact the Farnham Support Fund:

Farnham Support Fund •

If you live in Godalming contact Rotary’s Waverley-wide Support Fund

Support Fund | Rotary’s Waverley Covid Fund | Godalming (rotaryc19fund.org)

If you live in Cranleigh

Rotary’s Waverley-wide Support Fund

Support Fund | Rotary’s Waverley Covid Fund | Godalming (rotaryc19fund.org)

If you live in any of Waverley’s villages contact:

Rotary’s Waverley-wide Support Fund

Support Fund | Rotary’s Waverley Covid Fund | Godalming (rotaryc19fund.org)

For immediate help with food vouchers contact Citizens Advice Waverley or drop into your local bureau

Home – Citizens Advice Waverley (waverleycab.org.uk)