Household Support Fund

Eligibility for support

The Household Support Fund (HSF) will be used to support households:

  • to provide £15 food vouchers, per week per child, to households in receipt of Free School Meals for the:
    • October 2022 half term break
    • Christmas 2022 holidays and
    • February 2023 half term break
  • the direct provision of support to care leavers and other vulnerable families.

The remaining fund will provide support to individuals and families who are eligible for assistance through the existing discretionary application process.

The scheme is open to all, but we will look to particularly encourage applications from those groups that have missed out on other government support packages. This may include but is not limited to:

  • people who have fuel costs but who cannot access the £400 of energy support from the Energy Bill Support Scheme
  • those who receive non-means tested benefits and missed out on the cost-of-living payments
  • disabled people with increases in utility bills due to usage of equipment or transport costs
  • those in receipt of housing benefit only, for example those living in houses in multiple occupation and paying for fuel through meters etc
  • people who are entitled to but not claiming qualifying benefits
  • groups vulnerable to rising prices.

Please check the criteria for the discretionary scheme.