The Household Support Fund has been created to help people experiencing immediate financial hardship to pay for food, household energy or other essential items. The scheme will run until 31 March 2022.

Support with food, household energy and other essentials for individuals and families

You are eligible to access this support through the Household Support Fund if you earn less than £17,940 per year or are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

You may be able to access practical support with:

  • Food and essential supplies
  • Paying for gas, electricity, oil or water in your home
  • Other essential supplies, such as repairs to your boiler to help keep you and your family warm

How to get help from the fund?

You can apply directly to the fund by completing the online application form.

Household Support Fund Application Form

Apply using the application form above is the quickest and most direct route to access support through the Household Support Fund.

Household Support Fund Information Pack