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Household Support Fund reopened


Lewes DC have received further limited funding from central government and have reopened this fund for applications. If you are eligible please apply without delay.

If you’re finding it difficult to keep warm, buy enough food or pay essential bills, you may be able to get extra help. Residents across East Sussex can now apply for help from the Government’s Household Support Fund, which local councils are now helping to pay out.

How do I qualify for help?

You must live within the council’s area, be over the age of 18, and be finding it difficult to pay for heating, lighting, water bills or food. You must also be in receipt of one of the following benefits:

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


Key update: If you applied last year and didn’t complete the process you do not need to start again – you are able to login and pick up where you left off to finish and submit your application.

For further information and to apply visit the Council’s website

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