The Tandridge Household Support Fund will be launching on the Council’s website this week – we expect the webpage and application form will be live on the website from Thursday 16 December 2021.
Please find some information below about the fund.
Help for residents facing financial hardship this winter
We are inviting residents with low incomes to apply for a grant to help ease the financial pressure they may face this winter. The Tandridge Household Support Fund will help residents who are in financial difficulties and struggling to meet the cost of essential items including:
- Energy and water bills.
- Repair or purchase of essential household appliances.
- Servicing and repair of heating systems.
- School uniform or other essential clothing.
- Broadband and phone bills.
- Transport related costs.
Who can apply?
We accept applications from, or on behalf of, people who are in financial difficulties. The person receiving the funds must:
- Be over the age of 16.
- Live in the Tandridge district.
- Be struggling to meet immediate and essential needs for themselves or their dependents.
At least 50% of funding is ring-fenced to support households with children and up to 50% of total funding to other households.
How do I apply?
Apply online at www.tandridge.gov.uk/supportfund. If you don’t have access to the internet, please call 01883 722000. Applications can be made by the applicant, their representative or a third party acting on their behalf.
How will payments be made?
Once a decision has been made, the recipient will be notified in writing. Payments will be either by voucher, a direct payment to a supplier, or by BACS transfer to a bank account. Vouchers will be processed within three working days and other payments within 10 working days.
The fund is available until 31 March 2022, however we strongly encourage people to apply immediately, as the funding is limited and we may have allocated all the funds before the closing date.