Household Support Fund

Eligibility for support

  • A third of the council’s funding will go to families with children:
    • in receipt of Early Years pupil premium
    • in receipt of Free School Meals – these families will receive £15 per week per child for May half term and summer holidays from their schools
    • who are care leavers - may be eligible for support via their personal advisor or social worker
  • A third of the funding will go to pensioners.
  • The council is considering the most effective way to utilise the remaining funding to support households most in need - part of it will be applied to the discretionary scheme. Please check the criteria for the discretionary scheme.

If you are within each of the eligible groups, you may be entitled to receive both a payment relating to:

  • food support and
  • utility bills.

Making a claim