£9.4m Household Support Fund allocations announced

£9.4m Household Support Fund allocations announced

Free school meals during the holidays, food for rough sleepers and support for residents who need help with utility bills this winter, are just some of the allocations announced.

In October we received £9.4m from the Department for Work and Pensions' Household Support Fund (HSF). How it will be spent has now been decided.

Allocations include:

• £3.2m for food vouchers for the Christmas 2021, February and Easter 2022 school holidays.
• £2.5m to support those in most need this winter with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials.
• £700,000 for the provision of food vouchers through targeted family support.
• £120,000 to District, Boroughs and City Council’s for food for homeless households and rough sleepers.

A large proportion of the fund has been allocated to key organisations and partners across the county to continue their work in supporting residents in need.

Community Hubs, Voluntary and Community sector organisations and local Citizens Advice will also receive allocations to support residents.

You can find out what support is available to you on our website.

Last updated 22 November 2021