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Household Support Fund (HSF)

Eligibility for the HSF

Local Authorities have the flexibility to identify which households are in most need of support and apply their own discretion when identifying eligibility. The expectation is that The Fund should be used to support households in the most need; particularly those who may not be eligible for the other support government has recently made available but who are nevertheless in need and who require crisis support.  

The fund is intended to cover a wide range of low-income households in need including:  

  • families with children of all ages  
  • pensioners  
  • unpaid carers  
  • care leavers  
  • households with a disability 
  • homeless  
  • Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boater communities 
  • as part of the Armed Forces Covenant, we will also ensure there is support for those who are serving, have served and their families where need has been identified

You do not have to be receiving benefits to be eligible for support from the HSF.

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