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Household Support Fund applications are open

A grant of up to £300 per household is now available to residents with low income. It offers help with food, fuel bills and other related essentials.

Find out if you're eligible for the Household Support Fund and apply today.

Household support fund

What is the Household Support Fund?

The Household Support Fund helps ease financial pressure on residents with low incomes. It offers support to help with food, fuel bills and other related essentials.

You can submit one application per household. A grant of up to £300 per household is available.

We will prioritise those with higher needs. Such as households with children and pensioners.

The scheme runs until 30 September 2022 or until all funds have been allocated.

Applicants will be treated fairly and consistently. We will ensure that we are making the best use of the money we have available.

Find out more about the national scheme

Who can apply?

Applicants must:

  • be over the age of 16
  • live in Guildford
  • be without resources to meet their immediate short-term needs
  • be without resources to support their dependants

How will your information be used?

We will only collect data relevant to your application.

Read our data protection policy for more information

How do I apply?

Complete and return the application form to community.wellbeing@guildford.gov.uk. Give us as much detail as possible to help us make an assessment of the household needs and priorities.

Submit one application per household.

Household support fund application form (Word doc) [59KB]

Applications can me made by the applicant or someone acting on their behalf.

Call 01483 458055 if you need help completing the form.

What will not be awarded?

Mortgage support will not be awarded.

If you are having difficulty with your mortgage payments, contact your lender as soon as possible. Lenders will have set procedures to help.

What happens next?

We will make a decision based on the information provided in the application form and any other information available to us.

Once we have made a decision we will give you a written notice advising:

  • whether an award has been made
  • the reason for the decision
  • the intended use of the award

How will payments be made?

If successful, we will make a payment directly to your bank account.

Funding will be provided as quickly as possible to meet the agreed needs of the household.

What if I am not awarded any money?

The scheme is discretionary and there are no appeal rights.

If unsuccessful, you can ask us to look at your case again within five days of our decision.