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Household Support Fund

Severe hardship

We are working alongside organisations to identify individuals or families in need. This will help us reach households suffering severe financial hardship which may otherwise slip through the net.


If you are getting either the free school meals holiday voucher or pension credit payment, please do not try to apply for the hardship grant through the voluntary sector.

This will help us reach those who are in severe hardship, but aren't eligible under the two elements above, and means the funding gets shared as fairly and widely as possible.

Support will be provided in the form of a food voucher up to £100. Recipients will need to show that they have exhausted other options of funding (e.g. claiming housing benefit, universal credit, etc).

Applications will be put forward by those voluntary organisations and there is no direct application route.

Last updated 27 October 2022