Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is a national scheme funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and is part of a wider support package helping to provide support to vulnerable households in most need of help with significantly rising living costs.

The Fund is particularly intended to support those households who may not be eligible for the other support government has recently made available but who are nevertheless in need and who require crisis support with the cost of food and water bills, essential costs related to energy, and with wider essential costs.

As we enter the colder winter months, the policy has changed and so you may get a different decision if you have applied in the past.

New PDF icon Household support fund policy

School uniform applications can be made between 22 December 2023 until 21 January 2024.