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Do you qualify for the Household Support Fund?


We know that sudden unexpected costs can create real challenges if you’re already experiencing financial difficulties. Government funding known as the Household Support Fund may be able to help you. 

Published: 16/11/2023

What is the Household Support Fund?

The Household Support Fundprovides short-term financial support to help anyone who is struggling to cover essentials such as food, clothing and utilities. It will also be available where existing housing support schemes such as Housing Benefit, Universal Credit and Discretionary Housing Payments cannot meet a family or household’s needs.

How to apply for the Household Support Fund?

The government has provided each local authority with additional funds under its Household Support Fund. Therefore, you’ll need to contact your local councildirectly to find out more about how you can apply and whether you qualify for the additional funds. 

You can apply for funding up until March 2024.

Additional advice and support 

If you’re finding it hard to cover your costs or you’d like to find out more about how you can save money on your energy bills and more, you may be eligible for additional government grants or discount schemes to help you.

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