Wealden District Council
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Household Support Fund

The next round of the Household Support Fund (HSF) is now live from the 12th June 2024.

If you receive Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction or Universal Credit, we may be able to give you a Household Support Fund Fund (HSF) payment.

Based on this, the eligibility criteria will be as follows:

  • Applicants must be over 18 years old.
  • Applicants must be resident within the Wealden District Council Local Authority area.
  • Applicants must be getting either Universal Credit (that also includes the Housing Costs element), Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction  (or getting a SEMI exemption and would otherwise get Council Tax Reduction).

Claims will be made through the Ascendant system. Only one application can be paid during the lifetime of the scheme and only one application per household. A payment of £195 will be made by BACS within 10-14 days of a successful claim.

The full criteria can be seen below along with the link to make an application online.

If you are unable to make an application online and do not have anyone to help you, please contact the Benefits Service and they will be able to assist you.

Please note that the funding we have been given is limited and the scheme will close on the 30th September 2024 or sooner, if the funds have been exhausted.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for a payment you must meet all 3 elements of the criteria:

How will I be paid?

We will pay the £195 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 12th June 2024.

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 658BZN to access the scheme. 

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