Wealden District Council
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Household Support Fund

We have received additional funding from East Sussex County Council through the DWP’s Household Support Fund (HSF).

The funding is limited and will close on 31st March 2023 or when the fund has been exhausted, whichever is sooner.

The eligibility for this scheme is different to previous HSF funding, therefore please ensure you read and meet the eligibility criteria before making an application. 

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the support, applicants must; 

  • live within the Wealden district, and
  • be over the age of 18, and
  • have recourse to public funds, and
  • be finding it difficult to pay for heating, lighting, water or food, and
  • be in receipt of Housing Benefit and / or Council Tax Reduction, and
  • NOT in receipt of one of the following benefit;
    • Pension Credit
    • Universal Credit
    • Child Tax Credit
    • Working Tax Credit
    • Income Support
    • Income-Based Job-Seeker’s Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • OR have received a DHP (Discretionary Housing Payment) or EHP (Exceptional Hardship Payment) within this financial year.  (April 22 – Mar 23).

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria, your application will be declined.


There will be a one-off payment of £350.00 for eligible households.

Payments will be made directly to the applicants bank account. Please allow 7 – 10 days for payments to reach your account.

You may be required to supply an up to date energy bill and / or bank statement to further your application. The documents must be in the name of the applicant and registered at the application address.  

If the documentation does not match or you fail to provide any information requested, your application will be declined.


Applications are made online via the Apply4Online portal. https://wealden.grantapproval.co.uk/

If you have applied for a Business grant, Test & Trace, Energy Rebate or Housing Support Fund payment in the past you can use the same account to make the application.

Once you have registered or logged in, please enter quick code 658BPC to access the scheme.  

Please allow 7 – 10 days for your application to be reviewed.  Applications will not be reviewed / processed between 23rd December 2022 and 3rd January 2023.