Wealden District Council
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Household Support Fund

The scheme is currently closed. We anticipate receiving further funding for the second half of this financial year, so please check our website regularly after the 1st October 2023 for updates.

Updated 22nd June 2023.

This scheme opens for applications 02 May 2023

If you won’t receive a Cost Of Living Payment because you are not in receipt of a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefit or tax credits, but you receive Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, we may be able to give you a Household Support Fund (HSF) payment.

We can also consider giving you a HSF payment even if you will get a Cost Of Living Payment, but you must also be getting Carer’s Allowance, the Carer’s element of Universal Credit, or a disability benefit. The full criteria can be seen below.

Thanks to additional funding from the UK Government’s DWP, we are able to give anyone who qualifies a one-off payment of £350 (restricted to one application per household).

The funding we have been given is limited. The scheme will close 31 March 2024, or if sooner, the date the funds have been exhausted.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for a payment you must meet all 4 elements of the first criteria or all 5 elements of the second criteria:

You must be 18 or over at the time of applying

You must live in an area that falls under Wealden District Council’s jurisdiction Find Your Local Council

Housing Benefit is help towards your rent and Council Tax Reduction is help towards your council tax

You must not be receiving any of the following:

If you receive the Limited Capability For Work element of Universal Credit you are eligible to apply


How will I be paid?

We will pay the £350 directly into your bank account.

Please allow 7 – 10 working days from the date your application is approved for payment to reach your account.

How do I apply?

The scheme opens for applications 02 May 2023

You can apply via the Apply4Online portal. https://wealden.grantapproval.co.uk/

If you have applied for any financial help in the past using the Apply4Online portal, you can use the same account to make your HSF application.

When you log in you can enter quick code 658AXD to access the scheme. 

Please allow 7 – 10 days for your application to be considered.