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Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is money given to councils by the Government to help people in need of financial support.

Sandwell Council has received £3.4million to help residents between April and September 2022.

This is how it will be spent:

  • £1.98million will be spent on Free School Meal vouchers for eligible families during the spring half-term holiday and over the six-week summer holidays. Schools will contact eligible families and issue the vouchers before each of these holidays.
     
  • £1.27million will be spent on helping older people on very low incomes. This money will go to pensioners in Sandwell who receive Council Tax Reduction
    If you are eligible, we will send you a letter in July or August 2022 with details of how to claim your £110 payment at the Post Office.
    Please take your letter to the Post Office along with some identification (details are in the letter) to claim your payment. There is no need to call us about this - if you are eligible to receive the payment you will get a letter from us in the post.
    Got questions about your £110 payment? Please read our frequently asked questions about the £110 payment for pensioners.
     
  • The remaining £180,000 will be used to support the council’s Local Welfare Provision. This is help given to people in crisis who need help with fuel or food. Find out about Local Welfare Provision and who is eligible for help in a crisis.

The funding is limited by the Department for Work and Pensions. Once the fund has been exhausted, no further awards can be made.

Please see our Household Support Fund policy for further information.

 

 

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