Covid hardship grants for families in need in East Sussex – apply now

If you’re a young person with SEND, or a parent carer living in East Sussex and are struggling financially – we invite you to apply for a Covid Winter Hardship Grant. If you are eligible, this will pay £50 per child or young person with SEND up to the age of 25, to help with the cost of food or fuel at this difficult time. Funds are limited so we urge you to apply as soon as possible and payments are made on a first-come, first-served basis until the fund runs out. To be eligible, you must be living in East Sussex county – not Brighton and Hove.

Find out more and apply here.

*Why is the scheme open for people in East Sussex and not Brighton & Hove?
The government’s Covid Winter Grant funding has been provided to all local authorities to distribute to vulnerable people. East Sussex County Council has given more money to local charities to distribute to people they support, including Amaze. Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) has taken a slightly different approach to distribute their funds under the same scheme, providing the majority to children already in receipt of free school meals. However, Amaze was allocated a small amount of funding which we are targeting to families with children with SEND under the age of 5, so not yet able to access free school meals, who we have supported with their child’s DLA application. If you feel you fit into this Brighton and Hove category and have not been contacted by us, please email
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