If you are over 18 and in receipt of Council Tax Support as at 30 November 2021, you are eligible for a one-off Household Support Grant of £60.
We sent letters to some residents dated 3 December 2021 inviting them to apply. If you are eligible but didn't receive a letter, you can still apply.
How to apply
The closing date for applications is 10 February 2022.
You will need to supply your National Insurance number, name, address and bank account details. You will also be required to upload a copy of your bank statement, showing the account number and your name.
We will undertake pre- and post-payment validation to ensure that applications are valid and no fraudulent claims are made.
Your grant payment will be made within 14 days by bank transfer.
About the scheme
In October 2021 Merton Council received just over £1.1 million in funding from the government's Household Support Fund to provide extra support for vulnerable households this winter.
At least 50% of the funding must be spent on families with children. The Household Support Fund should primarily be used to support households in the most need with food, energy and water bills.
We have put together a number of initiatives that will help residents, including families, throughout the winter. This includes paying for free school meal vouchers in the school holidays for families eligible for free school meals. We are also looking to target support to those in receipt of Council Tax Support.