Household Support Fund
Financial aid - HSF
The financial aid element of the fund is not intended as emergency support and only 1 award will be allocated per eligible household. All households who make an application will be sent information on how to access further support.
The amounts payable to successful claimants of financial aid are:
|Hardship payment award
|3 Person plus
To receive a financial aid payment from the fund you must meet our eligibility criteria.
You must also have the following information for you and other members of your household:
Make sure you have the documents above ready to upload before applying. Give yourself 30 minutes to complete this form, as there is not an option to save your application and return later.
Applications for support closed on 11 February 2024.
Information you provide, alongside the council and central government systems, will be used to assess your household’s income and savings.
We will contact you by email or phone if we have any queries about your application. If we need more information, you must provide this within 7 days, otherwise your application will be declined.
If your application is approved, payment will be made directly into the bank account of the main applicant only.
Processing timescales are subject to application volumes received. Due to high numbers of applications our team will not be able to respond to any enquires during the application assessment process.
Other support can be found at
The Household Support Fund is financed by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Last updated 12 February 2024