The Council has received additional funding from East Sussex County Council through the Department for Work and Pension’s Household Support Fund (HSF).  This limited funding has been made available to support households in the most need with food, energy and water bills.  This fund will close on 31st March 2023 or when the fund has been exhausted, whichever is sooner.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the support, applicants must live within the Rother District, be over the age of 18, have recourse to public funds, and be finding it difficult to pay for heating, lighting, water or food. They must also be in receipt of Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction.


There will be a one-off award of £250.00 for eligible households.

All payments will be made directly to an applicant’s bank account with only one application allowed for the lifetime of the scheme   

You may be required to supply an up-to-date bank statement and energy or water bill.  These documents should all be in the name of the applicant at the application address.  Applications with incorrect information may be declined.

If you have previously claimed a Business Grant, Household Support Fund Payment, Test and Trace Payment or Energy Rebate you can use the same account. Once registered or logged in please enter quick code 573BQQ to locate the correct scheme.

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