Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund

Household Support Fund is to support people most in need of help with rising living costs.

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is open for referrals until 30 March 2023. The grant is funded by the Government to support people most in need of help with rising living costs.

How can I get help?

You cannot apply to the fund yourself. Funds are limited and the Government has changed how councils are required to target them.

If you are a pensioner receiving pension credit or a household with children who are attending school within the Nottingham area and were receiving free school meals on 1 October 2022 the County Council will be contacting you directly regarding support.

The only other way to get help from this fund is to be referred to us from a professional who is already supporting you. If you are working with a professional they can contact us on 0115 917 7777 for advice on how to make an application on your behalf. The list below contains examples of organisations we would consider professionals:

  • Food banks
  • Adult Social Care
  • Housing
  • Care Organisations
  • Registered charities and voluntary organisations
  • Children’s Services

At this time professionals can only make requests for the following cohorts:

  • Households that are:
    • in arrears with their utilities or
    • using or have been using a food bank or
    • have been identified as being in immediate need by a professional service and
    • are in receipt of Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support or
    • experiencing considerable in work poverty
  • Households identified as not having received the Government’s second Cost of Living payment of £324* and is receiving either:
    • Housing Benefit
    • Council Tax Reduction
  • Care leavers up to the age of 25
  • Young people with an Education Healthcare Plan aged 19-24 who are eligible for Free School Meals.
  • 2-year old’s accessing a funded childcare place

More detailed information regarding the fund can be found on the Nottingham County Council web page: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/business-community/cost-of-living-support/household-support-fund-phase-3


Contact
Broxtowe Borough Council
tel: 0115 917 7777