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Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund helps 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 runs from 1 April 2024 to 30 September 2024. We'll be releasing the money in phases so we can support the people who need it most.

The timetable below shows when we expect to open applications for different household types.

Please do not try and contact us about the Household Support Fund. All the information you need is on the Household Support Fund page.


Household type Timetable
Households who get benefits and do not have children Applications are now open
Households who do not get benefits Applications open in early June
Households who get benefits and have children

Automatic payments made in early July

Applications open in early July

Pensioner households

Letters to apply sent in late June and early July

Payments made in August