Benefits and support

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is a government fund that offers eligible households support with fuel, food and other essentials. It will run until 30th September 2024.

How do I get support from this fund?

You do not need to apply for this fund — please be assured that we, and our partners, will be in touch with everyone who is entitled to help.

Who will get support?

Please see the table below which outlines the types of support on offer and who will receive it.

Household Support Fund schemes

Scheme or type of help People who will receive this help
Supermarket vouchers for three half term weeks and the school summer holidays Households with children in receipt of free school meals
Supermarket vouchers Families with a 2-year-old in receipt of free early education 
Support with food and energy bills Care leavers
Support with fuel bills (Citizens Advice Liverpool) People in a low-income household with multiple health conditions and not in receipt of a disability benefit such as Personal Independence Payment or Attendance Allowance
Food supplies (Feeding Liverpool) Community groups providing regular food support to adults in Liverpool, and targeted support for groups at particular risk of food insecurity (identified through the Good Food Plan taskforce and Liverpool City Council Healthy Start working group).

If you do not fall into any of the eligible groups, you can still apply for support to the Liverpool Citizens Support Scheme for assistance which has been partly funded by the Household Support Fund or visit the government's cost of living hub for other help available.