The Household Support Fund was created to help vulnerable households pay for daily needs such as food, clothing and utilities. Originally providing £500 million, the government has now increased funding to £1.5 billion. They have also extended the deadline.
The scheme will now run until March 2023.
We strongly urge you to apply if you are struggling financially.
Applicants to the grant must be:
You will need to apply through your local council. They usually have a link on their website, or you can enquire over the phone.
Enter your postcode here to find out which council you are in:
Payments will mostly be distributed via bank transfers. If you do not have a bank account, your council will issue you vouchers. Cash payments will usually not be awarded.
You can put the money towards essentials such as:
If you are struggling, there is help out there.
At Ophelos, we help people clear their debt on their own terms. You can choose to pay in full, pay later, or spread the cost over time. Explore options by visiting this page and entering your reference code found in any communication that we have sent you.