Extra financial support is available for Eastbourne residents who are struggling to keep warm, buy enough food or pay essential bills. 

Eastbourne Borough Council has opened applications for the Household Support Fund in its latest move to help people through the cost-of-living crisis. 

The grant money is being made available to vulnerable households towards paying for food and utility bills. 

Councillor Alan Shuttleworth, Cabinet Member for Place Services, said: “We are committed to supporting people who are hardest hit by cost of living increases by giving them the help they need. 

“We recently announced a £250,000 cost of living crisis fund to help voluntary groups assist people impacted by the spiralling food and energy prices, as well as offering funding to help establish ‘warm spaces’ across the town that will be available during the winter months. 

“This is going to be a very difficult winter for many and I urge Eastbourne residents to check their eligibility and take advantage of support schemes available to them, including the Household Support Fund which is now open.”

For more details about the government’s Household Support Fund and other council cost-of-living crisis support, please visit www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/cost-of-living