Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund

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What is the Household Support Fund?

The Household Support Fund is money from the Government.

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The Government gives money to local Councils in England.

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Each Council decides how they will use the money to help people in their area.

What can the Household Support Fund pay for?

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Your local Council decides what the Household Support Fund money can pay for.

food, a coat, a bus ticket, a gas bill and an electric bill.

You might be able to use money from the Household Support Fund to help to pay for:

  • food
  • transport costs
  • clothes
  • energy or water bills

 

Can I get help from the Household Support Fund?

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Your local Council decides who can get help from the Household Support Fund.

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You might be able to get help from the Household Support Fund if you are finding it hard to pay for things like:

  • food
  • transport
  • clothes
  • energy or water bills
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If you get benefits, your benefit money will not change if you get help from the Household Support Fund.

How do I find out if I can get help from the Household Support Fund?

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Your local Council will tell you if you can get help from the Household Support Fund.

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To find the website for your local Council go to www.gov.uk/find-local-council and type in your postcode.

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When you have found your local Council's website, search for Household Support Fund.

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Thank you to British Gas Energy Trust for funding.