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Financial support

The government is continuing to provide help with living costs via the Household Support Fund. 

Grants of up to £550 are available for help with the cost of food, energy and water bills and essentials such as clothing and white goods. 

Details about how to apply can be found on Waverley Borough Council’s website

The Household Support Fund does not provide immediate support. The Surrey Crisis Fund is available for Surrey residents who have nowhere else to turn in an emergency or following a disaster.

Farnham Support Fund

The Farnham Support Fund, aims to provide financial support or assistance to individuals and families in Farnham who find themselves facing difficult circumstances due to financial pressures.

What help is available

Applications for up to £350 are invited up from Farnham residents who need urgent assistance with essentials such as:

  • Paying for gas or electric
  • School uniform and shoes
  • Replacing an essential household appliance such as a cooker
  • Acquiring equipment eg wheelchair, care alarm service etc
  • Getting furniture and household items like a bed and bedding
  • Other urgent needs.

Other grants plus advice and support is available from our partner organisations.

How to apply

You can apply to the Farnham Support Fund online or you can print off the application form and post it to:

Farnham Support Fund

c/o Farnham Town Council

South Street

Farnham

GU9 7RN

Your application will need to be supported by a referee such as a headteacher, GP, social worker or health visitor.

They will need to know about your situation as we will contact them, so they should be able to confirm the details of your request for help.

If you have any queries about the Farnham Support Fund please email supportfund@farnham.gov.uk or call 01252 712667.

How applications are assessed

Your application will be assessed by a panel of people who represent the organisations that originally contributed to the Farnham Support Fund.

We usually expect to tell you the outcome of your application within two weeks of you applying.

Information for referees

To be considered, applications generally need to be supported by a referee such as a social worker, GP, home school link worker, headteacher, health visitor, nurse or applicable voluntary organisations. 

If you are asked to be a referee, thank you for your support. You will need to:

  • Be able to confirm the applicant’s situation
  • Provide a covering letter or email
  • Give your name, occupation and contact details so we can contact you to verify information. 

The Farnham Support Fund was initially set up in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It is now helping people with the cost of living crisis. A number of organisations donated an initial £22,000 towards its creation and others have since given contributions.

If you would like to make a donation that will be used to help a Farnham person or family in need, please send a cheque made payable to Farnham Town Council to:

Farnham Support Fund

c/o Farnham Town Council

South Street

Farnham

GU9 7RN

All money donated will be added to the appeal fund and for audit purposes, strict records will be kept of all donations and payments made. 

The Farnham Support Fund was created as a collaboration between:

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