The Household Support Fund supports residents with energy bills, food, and essential costs like Council Tax. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for help from the Household Support Fund.
The scheme will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. We'll be releasing the money in phases so we can support the people most in need. It also means we can support people whose circumstances change during the year. You may be eligible for payments in each phase.
The Household Support Fund is funded by the government.
Households with children
We have now sent the £40 vouchers to households with children who are getting income-related free school meals. The vouchers were sent in May 2023.
We're now accepting applications from families:
- with children under the age of 5, where another child in the household is getting income related-free school meals
- whose children attend a school outside Middlesbrough but they live in Middlesbrough, and they are getting income-related free school meals
- whose children are not eligible for income related-free school meals, but the household is getting Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit, or Universal Credit