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Council Tax Reduction - Exceptional Hardship Fund

An exceptional hardship fund (EHF) is available to assist applicants for Council Tax Reduction (CTR) who are facing 'exceptional hardship'.

The fund has been created to provide further assistance where an applicant is in receipt of Council Tax Reduction, but the level of support does not meet their full Council Tax liability.

Who can apply

The fund is open to applicants who have applied for Council Tax Reduction but have not qualified or had a reduced award, and have applied for funding within one month of receiving the decision from the council.

We will require evidence of exceptional circumstances and a financial reason given that their income will have already be determined to be in excess of the scheme levels.

The full EHF policy is available below.