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Household Support Fund (HSF)

How HSF funds can be used

The HSF funds can be used to support households with: 

  • energy bills for any form of fuel that is used for the purpose of domestic heating, cooking, or lighting, including oil or portable gas cylinders  
  • water bills including for drinking, washing, cooking, as well as for sanitary purposes and sewerage 
  • the cost of food  
  • essential costs related to energy, food and water such as warm clothing, blankets, the purchase of equipment such as fridges, freezers, ovens, slow cookers  
  • housing costs where existing housing support schemes do not meet this need.   
  • support with other bills including broadband or phone bills
  • essential transport-related costs such as repairing a car, buying a bicycle, or paying for fuel  

 The fund may also be used to provide supplementary advice services to people, including debt and benefit advice, where considered appropriate.  

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