Apply for support

To be eligible for support, you must:

  • be a Medway resident
  • be aged 16 or over
  • be in apparent hardship
  • have less than £500 in your bank account
  • not have access to any funds that can be relied on to meet the need you are applying for, and where you would be left with insufficient resources which would cause serious risk to your own, or your family’s, health, or safety.

Apply

What you’ll need

You’ll need the following information to apply for support:

  • your details, including name, address and date of birth
  • your contact details
  • your income and expenditure information, along with the latest 2 months’ bank statements for all accounts held in the household. The statements must show transactions of income going in and out
  • your National Insurance number
  • your household details, including who you live with
  • a bank statement dated within the last month showing that you have less than £500 in your bank account. This must clearly show your name and your most recent transactions from the last 2 months.

The scheme is administered to a fixed budget. The terms of the scheme could change during the year.

Apply for help with household costs

After you’ve applied

We may contact you if you do not provide enough information in your application.

Once your application has been processed, we’ll contact you with the outcome.

More information

If you have any queries about your payment, please email householdsupportfund@medway.gov.uk. Do not use this email to track your application. You’ll receive automatic updates on the status of your application.