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Household support fund

Applications for the household support fund are now paused. Please come back and check this website for when the scheme will re-open.

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Household support fund – help with cost of living during the winter time

Fund paused

Applications for the household support fund are now paused. Please come back and check this website for when the scheme will re-open.

This scheme is to help if you are struggling to pay your bills due to the cost of living increases. It is a one off payment made to eligible households in Dudley Borough. To apply, you will need to meet certain criteria and complete an application form.

Who can apply

You can make an application if you live in the Dudley Borough and:

  • You are the only adult in the household and your gross income, including wages and any other income (for example, pensions and all benefits), is less than £35,000 per year and your savings are less than £6000.

Or

  • You are a multi person household (this includes your partner, children or and anyone else that lives with you) and your joint gross income, including wages and any other income (for example pensions and all benefits), are less than £45,000 per year and your savings are less that £6000.

You will also need to tell us why you are struggling to pay your bills. People who are eligible will receive a minimum one off payment of £150.

Who is not eligible to make an application?

You will not be eligible for the scheme if you:

  • Live outside the Borough.
  • Your income and / or savings are is deemed too high to qualify, depending on your household makeup.

How to apply

Once you have logged in to apply for the household support fund, you can either search through a drop-down list for Dudley Council or input a ‘quick code’ to take you directly through to our application form. The code for Dudley's household support Fund is 425BNP.

In submitting an application you must confirm that you have read, understood and consented to your data being processed in this way for the purposes of assessing your eligibility for a payment.

We will deal with your application as soon as we are able - this may take up to 14 days from the date of your application. Please do not contact the council about your application during this time.