Household support fund scheme

We are committed to providing all our residents with the support they need during this time, and so we are allocating our resource to enable us to respond to everyone as quickly as possible. If you’ve received an acknowledgement of your email or application please don’t ring or email to find out where it is because this creates extra work, slowing down how quickly we can respond to your correspondence.

If you are waiting for the Household Support fund to be awarded please note the team are prioritising the payment to your nominated accounts and it is likely that you will receive your payment ahead of any payment advice, so please ensure you check your account in January directly for payment.

 

In response to the ongoing economic recovery following the pandemic, the Government announced there would be financial support to help the most financially vulnerable families and individuals this winter. On 30 September 2021, the Government confirmed it would provide a Household Support Fund Grant to cover the period 06 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 and the grant would be administered by local authorities.

Surrey County Council has been allocated £5.29m funding for the scheme, of which £166,000 has been allocated to Epsom & Ewell Borough Council to support the most vulnerable within the borough. Epsom & Ewell Borough Council have produced our own Household Support Fund Scheme,

Any award made under this scheme is expected to predominantly be used to cover increased food and energy bills.

The eligibility criteria for a Standard award is:

  • Be a household living in Epsom & Ewell on 06/10/2021;
  • The applicant or their partner is in receipt of Council Tax Income Discount or Council Tax Support on the 06/10/2021; and
  • The household has savings of less than £6,000

Successful applicants will receive the following awards:

Working Age Households

Total award

First Payment

Second Payment

Household with no children

£70.00

£50.00

£20.00

Household with one child

£100.00

£75.00

£25.00

Household with two or more children

£120.00

£90.00

£30.00

 

Pension Age Households

Total award

First Payment

Second Payment

Household with no children

£20.00

£20.00

N/A

Household with one child

£50.00

£35.00

£15.00

Household with two or more children

£70.00

£50.00

£20.00

 

Standard awards will be split in to two payments, as displayed in the table above.

We have received a high volume of applications and we will be processing all applications in order of the date received. Payments will be made as soon as possible in January 2022.

We expect to make second payments in early February 2022.

Apply for household support fund

 

For full details of our scheme please see Household support fund scheme 2021-22