Household Support Fund – help this Winter

Do you need help this Winter? Are you struggling to buy food or to pay for household bills?

The Household Support Fund is designed to provide short-term financial support for people struggling to pay for essentials such as food, heating and water this Winter. The scheme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions in response to Covid-19. The Household Support Fund will run until 31st March 2022.

To apply directly to the Cambridgeshire Household Support Fund, please go to www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/household-support-fund or call 0345 045 5219.

Support is offered in two ways:

• Support with food, household energy and other essentials for individuals and families
• Direct food voucher scheme

To be eligible for this support through the Household Support Fund, you must earn less than £17,940 per year or be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

This letter to parent carers from the Local Authority explains more and also provides details on the Direct Food Voucher Scheme to cover the Christmas holiday period and the February half term.

You can read more about the Household Support Fund in this news article from Cambridgeshire County Council.