Household Support Fund

The governments’ Household Support Fund is distributed by councils in England to directly support vulnerable households with meeting daily needs, such as food, clothing and utilities. Introduced in September 2021, a third round of funding will extend the Household Support Fund to March 2023.

Household Support Fund – third round

We are awaiting confirmation of the amount of the amount of Household Support Fund that will be passed to Reigate & Banstead Borough Council to distribute. Further information will be made available here in the near future.

Household Support Fund - second round

We have been provided with an allocation of the Government's Household Support Fund via Surrey County Council. This round of the fund will run until 30 September and will be distributed in the following ways:

  • households with someone over 65 years old that currently claim Council Tax Reduction will be contacted and offered a one-off £110 payment – eligible households will receive a letter from the Council
  • Food Clubs operating in Reigate & Banstead will receive additional funding to increase their food supply. Residents can join a food club for £1 per year and can then access a selection of food each week at the cost of £2 per week
  • local voluntary sector partners will receive funding to support the offer of fuel top-up payments to those residents struggling with the cost of pre-payment fuel top-ups
  • the following organisations are able to offer fuel top ups to people currently accessing their support or who are eligible for support
  • Raven Housing Tenants please contact the Moneywise Team via customer services on
  • Other residents in need can contact Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead on

We are not taking direct referrals for the Household Support Fund.

Household Support Fund - first round

In 2021 to 2022, we spent our full allocation of the first round of the Household Support Fund (£382,000) by supporting 4,294 financially vulnerable households in a variety of ways.

  • we offered £100 supermarket vouchers to households with children receiving Council Tax Reduction
  • we provided £100 supermarket vouchers to households referred to the scheme by other Council departments or our partners (Raven Housing and Citizen Advice Reigate & Banstead) 
  • we provided grants to local voluntary and community organisations and Food Clubs to deliver targeted help, such as hot meals and essential items to people struggling financially.
  • our Housing Team supported households struggling to cover housing costs where no other funding or support was available.