The Council has received additional funding from East Sussex County Council through the 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 30th September 2024 or when the fund has been exhausted, whichever is sooner.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the support, applicants:

  • Must be over the age of 18.
  • Must be resident within the Rother District Councill Local Authority area.
  • Must be finding it difficult to pay for food, energy, or water.

In addition to the above, applicants

  • Must be receiving either Universal Credit with the Housing Costs Element, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction.


There will be a one-off award of £200.00 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.  This should 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 573BZM to locate the correct scheme.

To find out more about the benefits and financial support available to help with the cost of living please visit

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