Published on 07/21/2022

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Families on low incomes can get help with food and utility costs via the new Household Support Fund, which Early Help are administering locally. The scheme runs until 30th September 2022.


Through this fund, Early Help is able to provide a grant per family to support with:

  • Food
  • Supporting for energy and water bills for household purposes
  • Essential white goods such as a fridge, freezer or cooker
  • Consideration for petrol for essential journeys


The family needs to meet the following criteria:

  • You are a family (at least 2 people where at least 1 person is either pre-birth or up to 18 yrs. old)
  • You are experiencing financial hardship
  • You need financial help to pay utility bills or buy food and essential items linked to food, warmth, and utilities for your family
  • Not have received financial assistance from another source for the same reason


Please complete referral form attached to this communication and send to Early Help by contacting one of the following mailboxes: