Household Support Fund
We have been allocated £382,000 of additional funding as part of Surrey County Council’s share of the Government’s new Household Support Grant. We will be spending this grant in a range of different ways to reach our most vulnerable households, who may be struggling this winter.
£100 supermarket food vouchers
Supermarket vouchers to pay for food and essentials will be offered direct by letter and by our referral partners. There will be one £100 voucher per household. Those receiving a voucher must live within Reigate & Banstead and provide a valid address at which they are registered.
Vouchers are available to those who are struggling this winter. This may be due to the impact of covid, changes to Universal Credit, substantial debts, or a low income.
Vouchers will be available until March 2022 or until funds run out, whichever is earliest.
Vouchers by letter
During January and February 2022 households with dependent children who receive a Council Tax Reduction will receive a letter offering them a voucher. The letter will include a website link to a short form to fill in.
If you believe you are in this category please wait for your letter.
Vouchers by referral
A number of referral partners will be identifying and referring households who would benefit from a voucher.
If you believe you would benefit from a voucher this winter and are not due to be sent a letter you should contact one of the following partners:
- Raven Housing residents should contact Raven on 0300 123 3399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Anyone already in contact with a Council team, such as Family Support, Money Support or Housing, please talk to your normal contact
- Citizens Advice Reigate & Banstead on 0808 278 7945 or online
Additional funding will go to local voluntary and community organisations and Food Clubs to provide food and fuel to residents in need. Contact email@example.com with any questions about grants.
Our housing team will be supporting households they are already working with to cover housing costs where no other funds/support are available.