UK households getting £375 summer Cost of Living payment but 'scheme is limited'

UK households can apply for payments worth £375 in a major Cost of Living boost. Residents with low incomes can apply online for a small grant from the Tandridge Household Support Fund, the local authority has confirmed after being handed the money from the government.

This grant aims to help ease financial pressures, the council has stated. The funding is limited, so residents should apply as soon as possible at The application process will close when all the money has been allocated. Residents can apply even if they have received a grant from this fund before.

Eligible households with children will receive £375 and households without children will receive £175. When applying, residents must upload three bank statements from March to May 2024 showing all transactions otherwise their application will be rejected.

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Citizens Advice has also teamed up with Surrey County Council offering tailored financial advice including the Household Support Fund, residents can call 0300 200 1008. Councillor Catherine Sayer, Leader of the Council, said: “This fund aims to support households most in need because of the rise in the cost of living.

"If you know anyone in the district who may be struggling financially, please tell them about these grants.” Eligible households with children can receive a payment of £375 and households without children can get £175, the council has stated.

The latest round of UK Government Funded Household Support Fund has been announced. The funding is allocated via the Department of Work and Pensions to help those families who are struggling financially in Surrey. The fifth round of funding for Surrey runs from April 2024 until September 2024 and amounts to £5.3 million.

The Household Support Fund has been funded by UK Government since 2021 to help with the rising costs of living. There have been four allocations made to Surrey County Council up until March 2024 totalling £26,454,148.61. The fifth round of funding announced on 1 April 2024 will be available until September 2024.