Household Support Fund
As part of the government’s Household Support Fund, support will be given to low-income households particularly affected by the cost of living crisis, COVID pandemic and the higher costs of household essentials.
Richmond AID and Citizens Advice Richmond (CAR) have received Household Support Funding to distribute to low-income households who are struggling (July to September 2022) and need help and support accessing food, energy bills or other household essentials. This includes working households on a low income.
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 you can receive a grant award via a BACS payment into your account or get supermarket vouchers.
How much will you receive?
The grant amount varies according to household size:
- 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
Eligibility for the grant
To be eligible for the grant you 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
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
How to apply
For more information on the grant or to apply please contact Citizens Advice Richmond by freephone 080 82 78 78 73. Lines are open 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
You can also complete apply for the grant with the Citizens Advice online form.
For people with long term health conditions, disabilities and carers contact Richmond AID by email at email@example.com or call 020 8831 6070
View what other funding is available if you are struggling as a result of coronavirus.
Richmond residents can apply to get up to £170 towards their annual energy bill through the Council’s Fuel Grant Scheme.
Local Assistance Scheme
For those residents in receipt of welfare benefits, there are crisis grants available to help in an emergency for household items, food and baby essentials.
No recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Hardship Fund
We will make awards available from the Covid-19 Hardship Fund, which does not count as public funds, to Richmond residents whose income has been affected by Covid-19 and have no recourse to public funds. The NRPF fund can help households by providing support with groceries in the form of supermarket vouchers.
Updated: 18 July 2022