Council announces more support to tackle cost of living crisis

Eastbourne Borough Council has announced a series of funding streams to help local people through the cost-of-living crisis.

The council has set aside £250,000 that will support residents impacted by the spiralling food and energy prices. 

Additionally, plans are being made to establish ‘warm spaces’ across the town that will be available during the winter months.  Having declared a cost-of-living emergency earlier this year, the council will help local organisations with associated costs for anyone in need of a warm and safe space when the temperatures drop.

More broadly, the £250,000 council funding has established grants programme covering a number of key areas, including voluntary organisations, school initiatives, food resilience, hardship payments and foodbank support.

Information on the grants available and the warm spaces initiative are available at

As part of the council’s cost-of-living response, an event was organised at the Town Hall where council officers gave 225 local pensioners advice on applying for household support grants, energy rebates and pension credits.