We know that more and more people in the borough are facing financial challenges with rising home bills and inflation. We want to help you access the support you’re entitled to and find the advice available. Council support includes:

Warm spaces

Warm spaces are friendly and welcoming places for all members of the community. They will be somewhere warm where people can go to enjoy the company of others, ideal if you are feeling lonely or cannot afford to heat your home.

Our three community centres in Banstead, Horley and Woodhatch (Reigate) are operating as warm spaces, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. The centres also offer a warm and welcoming environment to meet friends and access local services.

­­­­­­Food help

Our Community Development team works closely with the borough’s food clubs and community fridges and some of these can be found in our community centres

Money Support service

Our Money Support service webpage can offer tailored support for up to 12 weeks to help you budget and become more confident at managing your money.

Distributing the Household Support Fund

The government’s Household Support Fund, introduced in September 2021, is distributed by councils in England. The fund aims to directly support vulnerable households with meeting daily needs, such as food, clothing and utilities. Reigate and Banstead Borough Council have been allocated £512k from Surrey County Council to be used by 31 March 2024. We will be distributing this fund in a range of different ways to reach our most vulnerable households.

The Mayor’s Trust Fund

The Mayor’s Trust Fund is a hardship fund designed to support residents of Reigate & Banstead who are experiencing particularly grave financial hardship. The Fund can support one-time costs that are putting extra financial pressure on a resident. This one-time cost is up to £500 or in exceptional circumstances up to £750.  A council officer or trusted third party must make the Applications on behalf of a resident.

Support for business

For information about financial support for businesses visit:

Sign up to the business e-bulletin to keep up to date with the latest news and advice.

Other support

We’re also working with residents third sector organisations and others to find new ways to help people through these difficult times.