More than £12,000 has been handed out to support Haslemere families in financial hardship since mid-December.

And Haslemere Town Council still has £3,000 from the government’s Household Support Fund to administer to those in need.

Once this has been spent, the town council will hand over responsibility for the scheme locally to Waverley Borough Council.

Individuals and families can apply for help with the cost of essentials such as food, clothing and utilities.

To apply for help, fill in a form online at or call 01428 654305.