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Kent Winter Energy Support Scheme – Household Support Fund

Funded by the Department for Work and Pensions on behalf of the UK government, the Household Support Fund scheme supports vulnerable Kent households in need of help with significantly rising living costs.

Kent’s Winter Energy Support Scheme has been extended until midday 21st March 24, or until funds have been spent.

You can either refer yourself to the scheme or refer someone as a professional.

If your application is successful, you will receive one £100 prepaid card per eligible household to be used towards energy costs.

You will be eligible for assistance if you:

  • are aged 16 or over
  • are a Kent resident, permanently living within one of the 12 local authorities covered by Kent County Council (this excludes Medway, Bexley, or Bromley)
  • have a household income of less than £40,000 per annum before tax, including all benefits and employment income
  • do not have more than £1000 in savings, not including funds you have identified for the payment of regular bills
  • do not receive free school meals voucher support from your child’s school over the school holidays, for any child within your household
    are responsible for your household energy costs.

If you are referring yourself, you will need to provide proof of residence at a Kent address as part of your application. We expect professionals who are completing the application on behalf of someone else to check that recipients of support meet all the eligibility criteria.

If your family is eligible for benefits-related free school meals, you should already have received support, with schools already providing a £100 energy voucher per eligible child at the end of November 2023. If you receive benefits-related free school meals and have not received this support, contact for guidance.

Learn more and apply.