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Household Support Fund – Help with the Cost of Living

The Government made an extra £842 million available to help the most vulnerable across England.

The funding was an extension of the Household Support Fund and has been allocated by the Department for Work and Pensions to councils in England, who have used it to support those in need in their local area.

The Household Support Fund was there to help low-income households, including families, pensioners, unpaid carers, care leavers and disabled people. It provided immediate help for those struggling financially.

Fund update

The winter phase of the Household Support Fund closed at 1pm on 17 January 2024 and will not reopen.

All claims made are now being processed.

If you have made a successful application you will be notified within the next 3 weeks.

Can I get help from anywhere else?

There was a limited amount of money available for this scheme, and we experienced a high volume of applications.

If you are unsuccessful, there is further help and support available on our Cost of Living webpages: