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.
The largest proportion of funding is allocated to schools to provide food for children in receipt of free school meals during the summer break. Schools will also have the freedom to provide those children on the threshold of free school meals with some financial support.
Citizens Advice Cheshire West can help with fuel related costs including prepayment top-ups, account arrears, wood, oil and Calor gas. After assessment we may also be able to help with some boiler and heating repairs and provide other means to keep people warmer such as blankets, draft excluders etc and white goods.
Age UK Cheshire can support residents who are 55+ to meet the costs of fuel, food and wider essentials.
For further information and to apply, contact:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 01606 720433
Carers can apply to the West Cheshire, Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust for Household Support Fund grants of up to £300 to fund essential items and costs. This may include households not currently in receipt of DWP welfare benefits.
Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) and the Welcome Network will be providing grants to charities and community and voluntary sector groups to support people in their local areas.
If you are not able to access support from the organisations on this page, please email with details of where you live and the team will signpost you to a local organisation: