Household Support Fund

Winter Energy Support - HSF

The total value of winter support payments awarded to successful households will be £150 in total up to 31 March 2024. Only one award for winter energy support will be made per household.

You can only apply if:

  • you are on a pre-payment meter
  • your property uses non-standard fuel (e.g. oil)

If successful, you will receive a payment to your bank account.


Financial aid applications

If you have made or are making a financial aid application through the Household Support Fund, you will be provided with winter energy support as part of any approved claim. A separate application for this winter energy support isn't needed and won't be approved.

To receive support you must:

  • be over the age of 16 years (not in full time education)
  • have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • be a resident of North Northamptonshire
  • not have been in receipt of Winter Energy Support from North Northamptonshire Council as part of any financial aid award from the Household Support Fund since 1 April 2023
  • be in receipt of means tested benefits
  • use a pre-payment meter or non-standard fuel (such as oil) for heating the home

You must provide evidence of:

  • your National Insurance number
  • 1 month’s full bank statement dated within the last 3 months showing receipt of means tested benefits
  • proof of up-front payment for energy (receipt, bill or statement of account showing name, address and account details) dated within the last 3 months

Last updated 07 November 2023