Household Support Fund

The Government recently announced that the Household Support Fund has been extended to County Councils and Unitary Authorities in England to support those most in need. 

This extension will run from 31 March 2022 to 30 September 2022 and the Government’s expectation is that the Household Support Fund should continue to be used to support households in the most need with food and energy bills.

The following options for delivering the extended fund have been agreed.

Food Support – Free School Meals

Food and grocery vouchers will be issued to families during the school holidays for pupils who qualify for Free School Meals. 

Vouchers have been issued for the May half-term and will continue to be issued for the Summer vacation period.

Families who qualify for vouchers do not need to apply; they will be automatically issued by the schools.

Find more information and apply for free school meals.

Food Support – Care leavers

Care leavers will also be issued with food and grocery vouchers.

Again, care leavers who qualify for support do not need to apply; the Council will issue vouchers automatically.

Food and Energy Support – Pensioners

Awards to pensioners receiving Council Tax Support will be made in addition to the Council Tax Energy Rebate scheme, details of which can be found on ourCouncil Tax energy rebate page.

Pensioners who qualify for an award do not need to apply; they will be automatically issued in the next few months.

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