Household Support Fund

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The Household Support Fund is a national scheme funded by the UK Government to provide crisis support to vulnerable households in most need with the cost of essentials. On 6 March 2024, the chancellor announced Household Support Fund 5 will be an extension to the scheme for 6 months until September 2024. 

Household Support Fund 5 is now open to new applications.

With each version of Household Support Fund, the eligibility criteria has  changed and so you may get a different decision if you have applied in the past. 

This webpage will kept updated as more information becomes available



Cost of living support

Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living: income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel.

Cost of living support
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