Find out about types of assistance for private homeowners in Eastbourne, including Healthy Homes Assistance and Small Works Grant.
Healthy Homes Assistance in Eastbourne
Assistance for people over 65s and disabled people on means tested benefits to stay in their own home and make their home ‘healthy’ and safe.
The aim is to improve living conditions to alleviate serious risks to health and safety by dealing with major hazards.
The assistance is from £1,000 up to a maximum of £10,000 and will be provided by means of a subsidised, low interest Home Trust Loan through Parity Trust (formerly South Coast Moneyline).
Owner occupiers or leaseholders with 5 years to expiry of their lease who have owned and occupied the property as their only or main residence for a year are eligible:
Small Works Grant in Eastbourne
This grant will assist vulnerable households over 65 or who are disabled, with savings of less than £6,000, to maintain their homes. Works can include adaptations, repairs or other works to enable people to remain living in their own home. The maximum grant is £500.
Handyperson Grant in East Sussex
If you are 65 or over, and have no more than £10,000 in savings, you can apply for a grant of up to £200 to help with small maintenance or repair jobs in your home.
For details of how to apply, download a leaflet, frequently asked questions and application form on the East Sussex County Council website using the link from this page.