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Cost of living support: Household Support Fund

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  1. Overview
  2. Cost of Living Payments from the government
  3. Help with your energy bills
  4. Household Support Fund
  5. Other support and advice

Household Support Fund


Overview

As part of the nationwide efforts to recover following the pandemic, South Tyneside Council has been provided with funding from the government's Household Support Fund.

The Household Support Fund is designed to help ease financial pressure on residents with low incomes.

It is short-term financial support to help with food, fuel bills and other related essentials.

Most households who are eligible have been notified

The majority of funding has now been allocated. Most households who are eligible have already been notified.


Who is eligible for support

Around the country each council's Household Scheme Fund scheme will vary. Allocations have been distributed in a way that is suitable to their area and demographic.

In South Tyneside, the funding has been allocated across a range of different groups with a focus on households that are on the lowest income.

The funding will support around 15,000 households in South Tyneside. 


When is the funding being distributed

The majority of funding has already been allocated.

Most households in the borough who are eligible have been notified.

You would have been contacted either by the Council or through a third party, such as schools or outreach support.

Funds are being distributed by vouchers. No cash payment is given.


Support through the Local Welfare Provision Scheme

You may be eligible for support through our Local Welfare Provision Scheme.

Funding for this scheme has been increased using money from the Household Support Fund.

This scheme provides short term financial help if you have a financial crisis or need help with your daily living expenses because you are experiencing exceptional hardship.

You will need to apply for this fund to check if you are eligible.

Applications will be considered on a case by case basis. You will need to provide proof of your circumstances.

Support is provided in the form of vouchers that you can use for food and energy.

Apply for the Local Welfare Provision Scheme

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