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Household support fund

The government recently announced that a new household support fund (HSF) grant will be made available to support those most in need this winter. The new grant will run until 31 March 2022. We will make further announcements when our local scheme is ready to go live.

We have been told we will receive £3.4 million to support residents.

The fund will be used to support households in the most need with food, energy, and water bills. It can also be used to support households with essential costs related to those items and with wider essential costs. In exceptional cases of genuine emergency, it can additionally be used to support housing costs where existing housing support schemes do not meet this exceptional need.

Further information and guidance including how to apply for this fund will be made available soon.