We have 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 30th September 2022 or when the fund has been exhausted, whichever is sooner.

There is a scheme for Working Age people and a scheme for Pension Age people. Both, if eligible can apply for Food vouchers and an Energy payment. You can apply for this fund even if you received support from the previous Household Support Fund which ran until 31 March 2022.

Applications will start to be processed from Monday 6 June and will be assessed in the order they are received. Please do not chase the outcome of your application or payment until at least 14 working days has passed from this date or the date the application was submitted if later.

Working Age Scheme

Applicants must be of working age to apply for this scheme.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the support, applicants must be in receipt of a means tested Benefit;

  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job-Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

You must be over 18 years of age and live within the Rother District.

There are two strands to the scheme, ‘Energy and Water Costs’ and ‘Food’.  Eligible applicants / households can apply for both.

Energy and Water Costs

You must provide a recent energy or water bill to receive a £50.00 payment.

This is a one-off payment and only one application is allowed during the lifetime of this scheme.

You must be resident in the Rother District, be the named person on the energy or water bill and the account holder of the bank account for which any support payment will be made to.

You will be required to upload an up to date bank statement, energy or water bill and proof of benefit entitlement.  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 573A9N to locate the correct scheme.

Food

Support with Food costs will be provided through Huggg Vouchers as follows;

  • £50.00 per adult (aged 18 and over) in the Household. This is a one-off total payment.
  • £30.00 per child  (aged under 18) in the Household. This is a one-off total payment.

This is a one-off payment and only one application for the lifetime of the scheme is allowed.

You will need to upload proof of benefit entitlement when making the application. If you do not provide this, your application 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 573A9O to locate the correct scheme.

Pension Age Scheme

Applicants must be of state pension age to apply for this scheme.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the support, applicants must be in receipt of a State Pension and one of the following;

  • Pension credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income Based Job-Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

You must be of pension age and live within the Rother District.

There are two strands to the scheme, ‘Energy and Water Costs’ and ‘Food’.  Eligible applicants / households can apply for both.

Energy and Water Costs

You must provide a recent energy or water bill to receive a £50.00 payment.

This is a one-off payment and only one application is allowed during the lifetime of this scheme.

You must be resident in the Rother District, be the named person on the energy or water bill and the account holder of the bank account for which any support payment will be made to.

You will be required to upload an up to date, bank statement, energy or water bill and proof of benefit entitlement.  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 enter quick code 573A9L to locate the correct scheme.

Food

Support with Food costs will be will be provided through Huggg Vouchers as follows;

  • £50.00 per adult (aged 18 and over) in the Household. This is a one-off total payment.
  • £30.00 per child  (aged under 18) in the Household. This is a one-off total payment.

This is a one-off payment and only one application for the lifetime of the scheme is allowed.

You will need to upload proof of benefit entitlement when making the application. If you do not provide this, your application 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 573A9M to locate the correct scheme