Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is available until 30 September 2022 to help those most vulnerable due to the rising cost of living, especially around the need for food, fuel, and other essential costs.

The Council has based its current provision on government guidance, which specifies that one third of the funding is to support families with children, one third is to support pensioners and up to one third is to be used to support other households in need of financial assistance.

A further round of Household Support Fund has recently been announced by the Government and we are working with partners to agree the support that will be available for the winter months. 

Help and support

The Council is working with schools, academies, and partner organisations to ensure that funding is passed on to households most in need, as quickly as possible.