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Household Support Fund

The government announced that vulnerable households across the country will be able to access a new support fund to help them with essentials over the winter.

Dover District Council has received funding from Kent County Council to support households who would otherwise struggle to buy food or pay essential utility bills or meet other essential living costs of housing costs this winter as the economy recovers.

Eligible support could include:

  • Food
  • Energy and water (including sewerage)
  • Essentials linked to energy and water
  • Wider essentials subject to discussion
  • Housing costs in exceptional cases of genuine emergency

 

If you feel you are eligible to access this fund, please contact one of the organisations below who will be able to discuss with you the support required and assist accordingly:

Organisation

Contact Details

CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau) Dover District

Call: 0808 278 7961

 Deal Centre - Age UK South Kent Coast

 

Call: 01304 372608

Email: ianda@ageukskc.org.uk

 Deal Foodbank

 

Call: 01304 728428

Email: info@dealarea.foodbank.org.uk

 Dover Foodbank

 

Call: 07870361180

Email: info@dover.foodbank.org.uk

 Dover Outreach Centre 

 Call: 01304 339022 

Dover Riverside Centre

Call: 01304 207268

Email: admin@riversidedover.org.uk

 Sandwich Age Concern

 Call: 01304 614237

United Families

Call: 01304 799997

Email: info@unitedfamiliesuk.org.uk

 

Dover District Council also has funding for residents vulnerable to living in a cold home (elderly/health conditions/low income/in receipt of benefits) to help with heating/boiler repairs and insulation to help reduce energy costs. Further information can be found here: Energy Advice (dover.gov.uk)

If you believe you qualify, please call 01304 872414 or email energy@dover.gov.uk

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