The government introduced the Household Support Fund in October 2021 to support vulnerable households with essentials over winter.

The third round of the Household Support Fund has now closed.

If you've already applied

Please bear with us as we process all of the applications received. If your application is successful, it may take 7 to 14 days from the date of your application for the funds to be paid.

How you're paid

Only one payment will be made per household and paid by bank transfer. Residents must approach their bank for the first right of appropriation if they are overdrawn. 

Additional funding

The Government has announced that there will be a fourth round of the Household Support Fund available from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024. We are awaiting the final details on this.

Get support and advice

Find out about other support on our cost of living help pages, including advice and support on:

  • money, debts, and benefits
  • access to food
  • housing
  • support for children
  • energy, water, phone, and broadband costs