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Household Support Fund

Applications for the Household Support Fund are now closed.

We'll keep processing the applications we received before 8 March 2024. You do not need to contact us about your application.

The funding was provided by the government to support residents with energy, food and essential costs such as Council Tax. By 31 March 2024, we'll have given out £3.3m in payments since the scheme started on 1 April 2023.

The government announced in the Spring Budget on 6 March that more funding will be provided from 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024. We're waiting for more information from the government before we can design a new scheme or make any decisions about what will be offered.

Please check back later for more information and do not try to contact us about the new funding.

Other support

We know people are struggling right now. If you're not eligible for help from the Household Support Fund, you might be able to get other help. You can find out more in the cost of living section.

We're working with partners including the White Feather Project, Together Middlesbrough, food banks, and Middlesbrough Environment City, and helping them to cope with increased levels of demand.

The government has lots of support available for people who are struggling. You can find out more on the government's cost of living hub.