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Richmond AID and Citizens Advice Richmond have received Household Support Funding to distribute to local families and individuals who are struggling financially this winter and need help and support accessing food, energy bills or other household essentials. This includes working households on a low income.

About the fund

As part of the Government’s Household Support Fund, support will be given to low-income households and families with children particularly affected by the COVID pandemic and the higher costs of household essentials throughout the winter period, where alternative sources of assistance may be unavailable. 

This support can be in the form of: 

  • Payments and vouchers for individuals and families towards the cost of food, energy costs and essential items
  • Access to the wider advice service provided by Richmond AID and Citizens Advice Richmond to help residents maximise their household income and manage their situation e.g. support around benefits or debt advice

How to apply

To apply for help, please contact Citizens Advice Richmond or Richmond Aid.

Citizens Advice Richmond

Contact details:

Richmond Aid

For people with long term health conditions, disabilities and carers please contact Richmond AID by:

Who can apply

Eligibility criteria for the Household Support Fund:

  • Must be over 18 and live in the borough of Richmond and be struggling from the impact of rising costs of food and energy or continue to be impacted by COVID, for example:
    • Reduced pay or lost job
    • Benefits issues
    • Struggling to afford food, energy costs and other essentials, including white goods
    • Extra costs as a result of COVID-19
  • Individuals with no recourse to public funds are also eligible, particularly if:
    • There are community care needs
    • They have serious health problems
    • There is a risk to a child’s wellbeing

What can the grant be for?

You can apply for a grant for food, energy costs, clothing, essential equipment, etc. If your grant application is successful  can receive a grant award via a BACS payment into your account or get supermarket vouchers.

How much you will get

Depending on your circumstances, you could get:

  • Up to £300 for households with 1 or more adults
  • Up to £500 for households with 1 child
  • Up to £600 for households and 2 children or more

Other funding

View what other funding is available if you are struggling as a result of coronavirus.

Fuel Grant

Richmond residents can apply to get up to £170 towards their annual energy bill through the Council’s Fuel Grant Scheme.  

Updated: 22 December 2021

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