Household Support Fund

Find out how the council will spend its allocation of the Household Support Fund (funded by the Department of Work and Pensions). 

Through the Household Support Fund, the council is providing the following:

  • support for families in receipt of free school meals during the holidays. Families will receive this support directly from their child's school
  • extra funding to enhance the council's cash payouts for low-income residents most in need. Eligible residents will have received a letter with details on how to collect their payment
  • funding for food banks and surplus food distribution sites
  • specialist energy saving support and advice
  • additional funding for the Emergency Support Scheme for residents in an emergency or crisis, such as residents struggling to pay bills or afford food

For more information on the Emergency Support Scheme, including the eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit the Emergency Support Scheme page.

For more information on the government's support for the cost of living visit their Cost of Living Hub.