Household Support Fund extension
On the 21st February, the government announced £842 million of government funding to help households with essential food and energy costs.
The funding, which will be allocated to councils from 1 April, is an extension of the Household Support Fund allocated by the Department for Work and Pensions. The distribution of the funding is targeted at the areas of the country with the most vulnerable households.
The funding is an extension of the Household Support Fund and has been allocated by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to English councils, who will then use it to support people in their local area pay for energy bills or groceries.
Those wanting to find out what support is available in their local area should visit their Local Authority’s website or contact their local council office.
Councils in England have the flexibility to decide how best to spend their allocation to support people in their local area.